David Chalisebela (33) of Lwendulo village in Hwange was sentenced on his own plea of guilt when he appeared before Hwange magistrate, Sharon Rosemani after he was arrested for breaking into the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depot in Hwange and stealing 625 empty sacks for resale.
Chalisebela was sentenced to nine months in jail but three months were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour while the remaining six months were commuted to 210 hours of community service at Lwendulu High School.
The court heard that on July 10, Chalisebela broke into Hwange GMB depot by jumping over a perimeter fence and took 625 empty 50kg sacks. He was however caught by Cornelius Muzugu of Online Security Company.
The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) is a state owned commodity trading enterprise that deals in cereals and oil seeds, the provision of logistic services to the agricultural industry as well as processing of products. The board's main objective is to ensure national food security through production, procurement and management of serials. GMB is often crippled with a myriad of problem ranging from failure to pay workers and alleged corruption. The board's mandate was seriously undermined in 2014 when it encouraged farmers to sell their grain to private buyers since the board was cash strapped. Read More
Infobox Town Hwange is a Town located in Matabeleland North Province in Zimbabwe. Read More