Broth­ers rob LSU stu­dent of goods worth $700

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Andile Tshuma

TWO Harare broth­ers have each been sen­tenced to 18 months in prison for rob­bing a Lu­pane State Univer­sity stu­dent of valu­ables worth more than $700.

Ta­tenda (31) and Ti­mothy Moyo (26) of New­lines sec­tion in Mbare ap­peared be­fore Western Com­mon­age mag­is­trate Ms Tancy Dube charged with rob­bery.

The Moyos al­legedly robbed Miss Sanelisiwe Ndlovu (22), a stu­dent at Lu­pane State Univer­sity who re­sides in Mpopoma sub­urb. They both pleaded guilty and were each sen­tenced to 18 months in prison.

Sen­tenc­ing, Mag­is­trate Dube said: “You are sen­tenced to 18 months in jail, of which three months will be sus­pended on con­di­tion of good be­hav­iour for the next three years. A fur­ther three months will be sus­pended on the con­di­tion that you resti­tute the com­plainant.”

For the State, Mr Mu­faro Mageza said the Moyos at­tacked Ndlovu after she had dropped off a taxi just be­fore 9PM, last week.

Said Mr Mageza: “On Septem­ber 8 this year at 8:50PM, the com­plainant dropped from a com­muter taxi at Ema­pos­i­tolini bus stop along Lu­veve Road. She met Ta­tenda stand­ing on a foot path and she greeted him. She sud­denly saw Ti­mothy com­ing from be­hind.”

The court heard that the rob­bers started fol­low­ing Miss Ndlovu and she started run­ning away from them.

“As she passed by New Life Church, one of the ac­cused per­sons tripped her and she fell to the ground. The ac­cused per­sons took ad­van­tage of the fact that she was de­fence­less.”

“They took away a black satchel con­tain­ing a Len­ovo lap­top, lap­top charger, Al­ca­tel cell­phone, tablet, and iden­tity par­tic­u­lars. On the fol­low­ing day, she re­cov­ered her school books, a set of keys and iden­tity par­tic­u­lars that the ac­cused per­sons had dumped at a nearby bushy area,” said the pros­e­cu­tor.

On Septem­ber9, po­lice of­fi­cers on pa­trol ar­rested the Moyo broth­ers after they busted them with the stolen prop­erty.

The value of prop­erty stolen was $711,50 and $621 was re­cov­ered. — @andile_t­shuma

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