A Harare Magistrate Mrs Vongai Muchuchuti Guwuriro convicted High Court Judge Justice Joseph Mafusire’s son Tendai Mafusire of theft and sentenced him to 12 months in prison, The Herald reports.
35-year-old Tendai pleaded guilt to the charges of theft and he pleaded for leniency as he said he stole his mother’s clothes and personal items valued at $2448 to buy drugs.
6 months of his sentence were suspended on condition of good behaviour and another 6 months on condition he makes restitution.
It is the state’s case that Tendai who resides at 25 Bieby Road, Glen Forest Borrowdale:
Forced open the main door to his mother’s house and stole various goods and clothes valued at US$2 448. The police were informed that Tendai was selling the loot in Hatcliffe,
Armed with the information, police arrested Tendai and upon interviewing him they recovered goods worth US$1 638.
The prosecutor also said Tendai was biting the hand that feeds him and his parents had tried to reprimand him but failed.
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