Mzwinila appeals Baroda jail term

Mwinzila prays that the Court of appeal reduces his Bank of Baroda sentence
Mwinzila prays that the Court of appeal reduces his Bank of Baroda sentence

Habitual robber, Michael Mzwinila, was at the Court of Appeal yesterday in an attempt to overturn the 15-year jail term he got for the Bank of Baroda heist.

Mzwinila and his brother, Edward were found guilty of robbing the bank of P1 million in 2003. In his argument, Mzwinila who appeared in person said he was appealing on the basis that the matter should have been backdated from the time he was arrested and held in custody by the South African police. He said he spent close to five months in police custody in South Africa while awaiting extradition to Botswana.

When asked by Appeal Court president, Ian Kirby why he refused to come back to the country instead of waiting to be brought by extradition, Mzwinila submitted that he hoped he could elude the police so that they could not pin the crime on him.

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