Man fined $20 for $4 whisky theft

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Sukul­wenkosi Dube-Matutu

A MAN from Bulil­ima has been fined $20 for steal­ing a bot­tle of whisky worth $4 from Greens Su­per­mar­ket in Plumtree.

Gift Moyo (32) of Gwambe area was con­victed on his own plea of guilty to theft by Plumtree mag­is­trate, Mr Li­vard Phile­mon.

He was fined $20 and will be jailed for eight days in case of de­fault.

Moyo said he stole the whisky as his friend who was sup­posed to pay for it ditched him at the su­per­mar­ket.

“I was in the su­per­mar­ket and when I was stand­ing by the till I saw that my friend who was sup­posed to pay for the whisky was leav­ing and he did not leave me any money.

“That was when I also de­cided to fol­low him out of the shop with the bot­tle of whisky but when I en­tered the shop my in­ten­tion was to buy and not steal,” he said.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Ms Jenipher Maone Shuche said on Au­gust 10 at around 8PM, Moyo stole a 750 millil­itre bot­tle of Two-keys whisky and went out with­out pay­ing for it.

She said Moyo was in­ter­cepted by Mr Luck­more Chipadza, a loss con­trol of­fi­cer at the su­per­mar­ket.

Ms Shuche said Mr Chipadza re­cov­ered the bot­tle of whisky hid­den un­der Moyo’s jacket.— @DubeMatutu

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