Knife-wielding Beitbridge robber gets 15 months jail time

Ndhliyase Mlambo

MIRROR REPORTER

Masvingo- Magistrate Philip Makondo has sentenced a Beitbridge man to 15 months in jail for armed robbery and malicious damage to property. 

Calvin Sibenge (29) committed the three crimes in September 2022 and got away with US$60, ZAR 300 and destroyed 28 window panes using stones.

Prosecutor Nixon Chamisa told the court that on September 7, 2022 at House Number 276 Chibi Street in Mucheke A, Sibenge broke into Beaular Gude Kude’s (23) room as she was sleeping and produced a knife. He demanded cash and got away with US$ 40.

 On September 18, 2022, Sibenge manhandled Wilson Kambeva (36) behind Mundondo Nightclub, assaulted him with open hands and later produced a knife. He robbed him of ZAR 300 and US$ 20.

On September 19, 2022 Sibenge went to Melody Munyanyi’s house and after failing to gain entrance he destroyed 28 window panes using stones and wood planks and went away.

All three victims reported the matters to the Police and investigations were carried out leading to Sibenge’s arrest.

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