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Man jailed for nine years for stock theft

NKAYI — A 64-year-old man from Nkayi has been jailed for nine years for stealing a neighbour’s beast.

BY SILAS NKALA

Enoch Ncube pleaded guilty to stock theft when he appeared before Nkayi magistrate, Ndumo Masuku recently.

The court heard that in December 2011, the complainant Milly Dube (77) tasked Ncube with looking for a person whom he could swap his heifer for another cow.

But in January last year, Ncube took Dube’s heifer while it was grazing and secretly exchanged it with an ox belonging to Khumbulani Moyo from a nearby village.

Ncube admitted to having taken the beast.

Dube gave him an opportunity to repay but Ncube did not comply leading to his arrest after the complainant made a report to the police.

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