Prisons officer steals groceries

HARARE - A Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services officer has been fined $80 for theft of groceries worth $40.

Moses Muchenje, 40, from Natview Park in Mutare was convicted on his own plea of guilty by magistrate Tendai Mahwe.

He was charged in terms section 113 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act chapter 9:23.

It was the state’s case that Muchenje was stopped by a security guard at OK supermarket in the mountainous city as he walked out with groceries that he had not paid for.

Upon being accosted by the security guard he produced a receipt of similar items that he had paid for and left with 30 minutes earlier.

The items which were all recovered were valued at $40,78.

Fletcher Karombe was prosecuting. 

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