20-yr-old nabbed for dad’s ATM card theft

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Feature/national News - Nyaradzo Bakari Chron­i­cle Re­porter

A 20-YEAR-OLD Bu­l­awayo man has been ar­rested for steal­ing his fa­ther’s bank card and us­ing it to swipe for goods worth $130 in two days.

Mthokozisi Moyo from Cow­dray Park sub­urb was con­victed of theft by Western Com­mon­age mag­is­trate Mr Lungile Ncube and was re­manded in cus­tody to to­day for sen­tence.

Asked why he stole from his fa­ther, Moyo said it was the devil’s work.

“I don’t know what got into me. Ngaphomb’uku­fikelwa nje (It just hap­pened). I think it was the devil work­ing in me,” said Moyo.

He pleaded with the court to al­low him to apol­o­gise to his fa­ther, Mr Aaron Moyo and pay back his money in two weeks.

The court heard that Moyo was re­spon­si­ble for with­draw­ing his fa­ther’s pen­sion money.

In a warned and cau­tioned state­ment, his fa­ther said Moyo was the only one with ac­cess to his bank card.

“My card went miss­ing on Septem­ber 5 and I sus­pected my son be­cause he is the only one who knows my pin num­ber as I usu­ally send him to with­draw my pen­sion money,” read the state­ment.

Moyo swiped for goods worth $130, 36 at four su­per­mar­kets be­tween Septem­ber 5 and Septem­ber 6.

Mrs Me­mory Ndlovu rep­re­sented the State.— @ NyarieBakie

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