Source: The Herald – Breaking news.
Two robbers who broke into an office, stole US$5 000 cash and other valuables, including the Mercedes Benz of the office owner, which they used as a getaway car, have been sentenced to an effective six months behind bars.
Moyden Nyambuya (38) and Tinashe Jokonya(38), who were also facing charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition and unlawful possession of explosives, were convicted after a full trial before Harare magistrate Mrs Ruth Moyo.
For the robbery, Mrs Moyo initially sentenced them to one year in jail, but suspended six months on condition of future good behaviour and fined them each US$200 (or three months) for possessing explosives.
Prosecuting, Ms Mandy Chigumira told the court that on March 23 last year at around 11pm, Nyambuya and Jokonya, together with Shanganani Ndlovu who is admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital under police guard, plus Paul Chinake armed themselves with pistols, metal bars and explosives and went to 130 ED Mnangagwa Road, Highlands, Harare.
They waylaid Mr Nicholas Mazambara and his nephew Martin Goshomi when they arrived from Chitungwiza and parked their Mercedes Benz C200 in the yard.
The gang produced firearms and manhandled Mr Mazambara and his nephew demanding cash and valuables.
They gained access into Mr Mazambara’s office by breaking a window and used a grinder to cut the Chubb safe open and stole US$5 800 cash.
They also stole gold coated kitchen cutlery and took Mr Mazambara’s Mercedes Benz keys and used that car as one of their getaway motor vehicles. — HR.