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A 49-YEAR-OLD mine employee has been fined $100 for shoplifting goods worth $10 from OK supermarket in Gwanda last year.

Sibangilizwe Mthunywa, employed as a driller at Vumbachikwe Mine, pleaded guilty to theft when he appeared before magistrate Olivia Mashava Mashaire last Friday.

The magistrate said aggravated the offence was the fact that Mthunywa stole out of greed as he is gainfully employed by the mine.

The court heard that on the day of the robbery, Mthunywa entered the local OK Supermarket at around 6pm.

Whilst inside he took a royco packet, two packets of Madison cigarettes, two boxes of matches, 17 pain Eeze tablets, four packets of Gillette razor blades and four pin pops sweets all valued at $10.40.

He stuffed the loot into his overall pockets.

A security guard stopped however, stopped Mthunywa as he tried to walk out of the supermarket. The guard had been alerted by the shops closed-circuit television operator.

The stolen articles were all recovered leading to Mthunywa’s arrest.

In mitigation, the father of five pleaded with the magistrate not to give him a custodial sentence saying he would lose his job if incarcerated.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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