Rob­ber pupil jailed 6 months

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Andile Tshuma

A FORM-FOUR pupil will miss his Novem­ber ex­am­i­na­tions after he was sen­tenced to six months in jail for as­sault and rob­bery.

Nkosana Moyo was with an ac­com­plice, Ntabiso Nkala, when they as­saulted and robbed Ms Daphne Ny­athi from Nku­lumane Sub­urb of a Nokia Asha cell phone. Nkala was jailed for three months for the at­tack on Ms Ny­athi when she was go­ing home.

Moyo had a three-month sen­tence which was pre­vi­ously sus­pended last month after he stole another cell phone added to the lat­est sen­tence to bring the jail term to six months.

Moyo, a pupil at Nku­lumane High School and Nkala, who are both aged 18 and live in Nku­lumane sub­urb, com­mit­ted the crime on July 31 at around mid­night near Bul­let Shop­ping cen­tre in the sub­urb.

Mag­is­trate Stephen Ndhlovu said he was dis­ap­pointed with the teenagers’ con­duct.

“I’m very dis­ap­pointed in you. You have com­mit­ted the same of­fence. It is barely a month since you were here, and you are here again. The com­pany that you keep de­ter­mines the fate of your fu­ture. You refuse to re­pent, you are back. This time I’m send­ing you to prison. Per­haps some jail time will help you to re­form and face re­al­ity,” said Ndhlovu.

Prose­cut­ing, Ken­neth Shava said the duo hit Ms Ny­athi with a bot­tle of beer on the fore­head and snatched her cell­phone.

Ms Ny­athi was in­jured and re­ported the mat­ter at ZRP Nku­lumane.

The cell phone was re­cov­ered. — @andile_t­shuma.

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