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Accused man to go for psychiatric evaluation

MUTARE — A Sakubva man facing theft allegations last week left the court in stitches when he burst into tears after telling the magistrate that he was hungry.


Mutare magistrate, Charles Murove had to send Panganai Chanesa (28) for psychiatric evaluation after he failed to answer the allegations of theft levelled against him, but instead replied: “I am hungry, I want some food, I want to go home.”

As he said this, Chanesa was fidgeting and trying to walk out of the accused’s dock, with the gallery bursting into laughter.

The state, led by Edith Moyo, alleges that on December 4 this year Chanesa entered TM Supermarket in Mutare and proceeded to the fridges and where he took 1kg smooth yoghurt, 250g Penny polony, 200g Colcom polony and 2 litres cream Maas milk.

It is further alleged that Chanesa then proceeded to the till points and walked out without paying.

He was followed by an alert guard, Marshal Mutevere, who apprehended him  and made a report to the police leading to his arrest.
The value of the stolen goods was US$11,60.

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