Cellphone thief gets 10 years

Cellphones are targetted as a ready blackmarket exists for them
Cellphones are targetted as a ready blackmarket exists for them

PALAPYE: A 36-year-old habitual thief was on Wednesday sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for stealing a cellphone and causing harm to his victim.

Passing sentence, Magistrate Gofaone Morwaeng said that he took into account the fact that the accused, Shepered Chihuru of Zimbabwe is a habitual criminal who specialises in offences of theft, burglary and the causing of harm to the community.

The accused was first convicted in 2007 when he was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for theft. He was also convicted again in 2008 for burglary at the Palapye Customary Court and was given five strokes.

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