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Two soldiers sentenced to 40 years in prison for robbery

19 November 2017. Thousands of people thronged the city of Harare to participate in the historic march to State House to get rid of President Robert Gabriel Mugabe who has been in power since independence in 1980. The march was preceded by a massive rally by all citizens which have been organized by the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association led by Comrades Chris Mutsvangwa, Victor Matemadanda and Douglas Mahiya. Outside State House, the official residence, some people staged a sit-down protest in front of a line of troops. At the same time political parties, human rights organisations and citizens yesterday hailed the Zimbabwe Defence Force for guaranteeing safety of the people as they steeped in to restore sanity in Government. Picture:Moeletsi Mabe/Sunday Time

The Zimbabwe National Army has sentenced two of its members to 40 years imprisonment after they were convicted of armed robbery, sending a clear message that the force will not condone rogue elements. The two members, Lance Corporal Dzimbanhete Tatenda and Trooper Munesi Wilfred pleaded guilty to the charges of armed robbery which they commited on November 152021 at Surrey Farm near Marondera.

Both were reduced ranks to private and first-year trooper respectively and discharged from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces with ignominy. In a statement yesterday, ZNA director Public Relations Colonel Alphios Makotore said:

“Two soldiers, members of the Zimbabwe National Army, Lance Corporal Dzimbanhete Tatenda and Trooper Munesi Wilfred were on 19 January sentenced to 40 years imprisonment each by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Court Martial for armed robbery,” reads part of the statement.

Col Makotore said five years each of their respective sentences were suspended on condition that they restitute the complainant, Simon Arnold of Surrey Farm near Marondera, cash amounting to US$16 830 and R600.



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