Pregnant Woman Jailed for Robbery

By IAfrica
In Zimbabwe
Jul 30th, 2014
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A 23-YEAR-OLD pregnant woman was yesterday sentenced to six months in prison after she pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery.
Thubelihle Ncube and her five accomplices pounced on Admire Moyo, 39, at night and threatened him before stripping and robbing him of his valuables.

She pleaded guilty before Western Commonage magistrate Themba Chimiso while her accomplices, Sandile Ndlovu, Spencer Moyo, Tafadzwa Mubingwa, Munyaradzi Kota and Mthokozisi Ncube, denied the charge.

Prosecuting, Whatmore Tembo said Ncube robbed Moyo of his clothes and left him naked last month.

“On June 30 at around 3AM at D-square, the accused persons robbed Moyo of his property namely X2 Nokia phone, Blackberry, brown jacket, brown shoes and a navy blue T-shirt and cash amounting to $200 and R400 and left him naked,” said Tembo.

He said the combined value of the property stolen was $395 and R400 and that only a brown jacket was recovered.

Ncube pleaded guilty to the charge and asked the court to be lenient when passing sentence.

“I admit the charge and please give me a non-custodial sentence because I am pregnant. A jail sentence would not be conducive for me,” she said.

However, Chimiso slapped her with a six months prison sentence and conditionally suspended three months. She will serve an effective three months behind bars.

Trial of her alleged accomplices is on today.

-Chronicle|Plaxcedes Hove Court Reporter

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