Maize Stealing Lands Man In The Dock
A 23-year-old Murereka man was recently dragged to court after he stole 50kg of shelled maize.
Learnmore Matangambiri was found guilty when he appeared before Chinhoyi Provincial Magistrate Tapiwa Banda charged with theft.
According to a local tabloid, he was fined $1000 or 30 days in jail for the offence.
Two months were suspended on condition that he pays restitution of $1320 before June 31.
It is in the States case that on May 27, at around 12 am, Johnson Chipfinhu, 39, of Murereka was asleep at his homestead when he woke up and heard some footsteps through his bedroom window in his yard.
He peeped through the window and saw Matangambiri.
It is further alleged that Chipfinhu heard some footsteps again which then prompted him to wake up and figure out what was happening. He then caught Matangambiri red-handed picking up a 50kg of shelled maize from the stack.
At that moment, he called him by his name, asked him what he was doing.
But this did not go down well with Matangambiri who picked up a half brick and hit Chipfinhu on his back.
The court heard that the two wrestled as Matangambiri tried to flee from the scene.
Chipfinhu then called for help, resulting in the owner of the maize, Shumirai Ganye, and other neighbors coming to the fracas.
The matter was reported to the police leading to his arrest and subsequent appearance in court.
In other news, iHarare reported that former Studio 263 actress Chipo Bizure appeared in court after being accused of disorderly conduct and malicious damage to property following a brawl with her boyfriend’s wife.
Initially, Bizure had appeared in ccourt on Friday where she pleaded guilty to the two charges.
However, on Monday, Bizure changed her plea to not guilty and was remanded to June 23 for trial commencement.
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