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Men steal passports, US$2 100 from Canadian national

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Men steal passports, US$2 100 from Canadian national


Theresa Zibowa

MVUMA—Two men from Mvuma have been sentenced to 24 months in prison each for stealing from a Canadian national who had pitched his tent in the small mining town.
Sibanda Bornface (36) and Mark Vavarirai (29) also of Dangarendove, Mvuma stole US$2 100, ZAR1 000, 1000 Canadian cash, a laptop worth US$800 and Canadian passports from Kevin Paul Blackie (63).
Magistrate Constance Mtandwa suspended six months of the sentence on condition that the two do not commit a similar offense in the next five years and another 6 months on condition they pay restitution of USD$1 330 and ZAR 1 000. The accused are to serve an effective 12 months in prison.
Blackie resides at Stand 104 Crow Hill, Borrowdale in Harare.
Prosecutor Takudzwa Mutyavaviri said on February 28, 2024, at around 7 pm, the two accused hatched a plan to steal from the complainant who was their friend. The complainant had a stand in Dangarendove where he pitched a tent for habitation.
The two used an unknown sharp object to tear the pitched tent and one of them inserted his hand and stole a briefcase containing the items reported stolen and went away.
Blackie discovered the offense and made a Police report and US$300, and 130 Canadian dollars was recovered from Sibanda, and US$470 and $400 Canadian dollars from Vavarirai.

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