A notorious Muzarabani thief swept clean a fellow villager’s head when he stole 40 sheep from the grazing land which he loaded in a truck for resale.
The matter came to light at the Guruve magistrates courts yesterday where Obvious Muvezwa (29) stood before magistrate Shingirai Mutiro facing theft charges.
Mutiro sentenced Muvezwa to 4 effective years behind bars for stock theft.
The court heard that on April 25 Muvezwa went to the grazing land where Kingston Zisengwe had left Patricia Chikore’s sheep.
Muvezwa with his two accomplices who are still at large hatched a plan to hired a truck.
The trio loaded the stolen sheep and passed through both to ZRP Muzarabani and Vetenary for clearance.
The trio managed to clear the stock and went to Tynwald South, Harare for resale.
A police report was filed at Mabvuku police station and they acted swiftly in arresting the convict, 23 sheep were recovered.
Albert Charewa represented the state>chaosafrica