WHO will guard the guard? This question came into play following an embarrassing incident in which a 20-year-old security guard was caught on camera stealing alcohol in Burnside Suburb in Bulawayo. This came to light when Mkhokheli Moyo appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Busani Sibanda charged with theft.
Moyo pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months imprisonment. Three months were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour. Another three months were suspended on condition that he pays a fine of $20 000.
The court heard that on 6 August 2022 and at a house in Burnside, Moyo stole 12×330 milliliters of ginger beer and 12×330 milliliters of savannah beer from Connery David Gary’s gazebo shack.
His luck ran out when he was caught on the CCTV footage while committing the offence. The matter was reported to the police leading to his arrest. The total value of the stolen beer was US$37.80, and was all recovered.