Teenagers Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison For Attempting To Sell Pangolin Scales

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Tatenda Wine (18) and Vincent Mundoko (18) were each sentenced to 9 years in prison after they were found in possession of pangolin scales which they were attempting to sell. The two teens together with accomplice Malvin Manuel (22), all from Chitungwiza were convicted of breaching the Parks and Wildlife Act.

Despite their claim that they had come across the scales in the bush, Chitungwiza resident magistrate Mrs Yeukai Chigodora found them guilty and sentenced them to the mandatory minimum of nine years in prison each.

More: Herald

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2 comments

  1. Anonymous Reply

    9years is long time in jail for the poor teenagers. Please have messy and reduce their sentence. They were only trying to live. They are people who have done worse things but they are still walking on the streets free. I am not saying don’t charge the boys. Instead I am saying consider their age and what drove them to do what they did. In their case, unemployment have contributed a lot to this issue. Prison doesn’t build a person to be a better person, instead a prisoner becomes a criminal when they finish their sentence. I personal think people who deserve more time in prison, are those who have made Zimbabwe what it is today. All corrupt Zanu PF elderly thugs

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