BINGA — A 53-year-old man from Saba area was last week slapped with a 20-month jail term after stealing groceries worth US$100 from his son-in-law’s shop.
Mackson Dickson Sibanda pleaded guilty to unlawful entry and theft charges when he appeared before Binga resident magistrate Stephen Ndlovu.
He was sentenced to 12 months in jail for theft. Two months of the sentence were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.
In the unlawful entry count, he was sentenced to 12 months in jail and two months were again suspended for good behaviour.
In mitigation, Sibanda told the court that he was hungry, which is why he decided to steal from his son-in-law’s shop.
Bruce Maphosa prosecuted.
—By Silas Nkala