Fake Zim soldiers rob filling station in Botswana

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Sambulo Mbelekezela Ngwenya (34) and Leonard Ndebele (31) appeared before Victoria Falls magistrate Ms Rangarirai Gakanje after they were arrested for wearing army uniforms and masks to rob  Bozazi Filling Station in Kasane, Botswana on August 21. The duo robbed the filling station at gun point and got away with cash and valuables worth a combined P20 000. They initially faced armed robbery charges, which were altered to theft since the crime was committed outside the country .

The two were convicted on their own pleas of guilt and were each sentenced to 24 months in jail but will serve 18 months after three months were suspended for five years on good behaviour and a further three months on condition they restitute $932 to the complainant and return the goods they stole. Botswana police arrested them in the neighbouring country, where they were charged with armed robbery before being repatriated to Zimbabwe.

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