‘House­breaker’ takes a nap

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Sylvester Chi­ramba

A 24-YEAR-OLD man from Bu­l­awayo was ar­rested after he al­legedly broke into a house in Pu­mula South sub­urb and “took a nap.”

Nqo­bizitha Dube from Pu­mula South sub­urb al­legedly broke into a house in the same sub­urb at mid­night on Satur­day, se­lected a com­fort­able sofa and took a snooze.

Mrs No­maswazi Tsha­bal­ala, the owner of the house, screamed for as­sis­tance from neigh­bours when she woke up around 1AM and found an in­truder snor­ing in the house.

Yes­ter­day Dube ap­peared be­fore West­ern Com­mon­age magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube to an­swer to charges of un­law­ful en­try.

He pleaded not guilty and was re­manded in cus­tody to Fri­day for trial.

Dube told the court that he did not break into the house.

“I had vis­ited my friend and I got lost on my way back home. I was drunk on the night in ques­tion so I just wan­dered into her yard,” he said.

“I was looking for a place to hide my gro­ceries and while I was in­side the yard, I might have hit the French door with my gro­ceries but I did not break it.”

Al­le­ga­tions by the State are that on Satur­day at mid­night, Dube pro­ceeded to Mrs Tsha­bal­ala’s house in Pu­mula South sub­urb.

He al­legedly jumped over the fence and pro­ceeded to break a glass on a French door and en­tered the house.

The court was told that Dube took a nap on the sofa.

At about 1AM, the com­plainant, who had heard some noise, went into the din­ing room to in­ves­ti­gate and found Dube asleep on the sofa.

Mrs Tsha­bal­ala alerted neigh­bours who helped in ap­pre­hend­ing Dube and called the po­lice.

Mrs Mem­ory Ndlovu rep­re­sented the State. — @SlyCee10

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