Teen steals $1 800 from neighbour and blows it on gambling

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Victor Ncube (18) of Magwegwe, Bulawayo appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube facing charges of unlawful entry and theft. He pleaded guilty to stealing $1 800 from his neighbour Nomalanga Khumalo, who owns some commuter omnibuses. He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced today.

Ncube told the court:

Your Worship, I walked into the house through the door, I didn’t jump in through the window as alleged. Honestly I had no plans when I stole the money but afterwards I decided to use the money to start a new life. I used part of the money to buy new clothes and a phone. I gambled with a greater part of it. However, I later made a decision to get a passport and go to South Africa to buy clothes for resale. People nowadays invest a lot in fashion so I thought it could be a great business idea since I’m not academically qualified

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