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    Shurugwi woman gets 18 years for stocktheft


    TINASHE TIRIVAVI

    SHURUGWI – A woman from Takashinga a Resettlement Area in Shurugwi has been sentenced to 18 years in jail after she and her son stole four cattle and were caught as they were selling the beasts.
    Netiwe Matongo (38) was sentenced by the then resident magistrate Sangster Tavengwa recently.
    It is the State case that on August 17, 2018 at Takashinga, Matongo in the company of Toendepi Chidume who is still at large and son Webster Mafukidze went to Vurayai Mafukidze’s kraal who is her husband’s sister and drove out two beasts to De Beer Village where they kept them in search for buyers,
    On August 31 2018, Matongo went to Vimbai Mafukidze, her sister in-law’s kraal and drove out two cows and drove them to UNKI mine turn off in Shurugwi accompanied by her son looking for buyers. They approached Danken Sunduzani selling the cows and Sunduzani then engaged the Police.
    Police refused to clear the cows before seeing the owner indicated on the stock card.
    Mafukidze managed to track her cattle to UNKI turn off and found Matongo in the process of trying to sell the cattle to Samuel Maushe.
    Dainah Bindu prosecuted.
     

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