Mberengwa man gets 1 year in jail for stealing diesel

Sibonguthando Dube

MIRROR REPORTER

MBERENGWA– A Mberengwa man has been sentenced to a year in jail for unlawful entry and stealing 35 litres of diesel from his neighbour.

Magistrate Charity Tonongera convicted Tawanda Zhou (23) of Runyararo A Neta under Chief Bvute, Mberengwa on his own plea on Monday and sentenced to one year. Six months of the sentence were suspended.

Prosecutor Ali Mutause told the court that on February 12, 2023 at around 10 am Zhou went to his neighbour, Nomatter Sibanda’s house and stole 35 litres of diesel from a container in a hut.

“Sibanda intended to use the fuel on her grinding mill and she discovered that her diesel was missing on February 14,” said Mutause.

She inquired about her fuel from her neighbours and was informed Sibanda that Zhou had been seen selling diesel at Neta Business Center and she filed a Police report leading to his arrest.

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