Paul Pindani in CHINHOYI
TWO men who stole fertilisers and tobacco herbicide from a farm have been jailed.
Wilson Chitengwe (21) and Shadreck Jiramu of North Wood Farm in Banket appeared before Chinhoyi provincial magistrate Lisa Mutendereki charged with unlawful entry.
The complainant is Lindiwe Musonza, a supervisor at the farm.
Chitengwe is a worker, while Jiramu is a resident at the farm.
Mutendereki found the two guilty and they were sentenced to 24 months imprisonment.
Six months were suspended for five years.
The two will serve an effective 18 months in jail.
State prosecutor, Review Nikisi told the court that on March 7, the complainant saw that the farm storeroom had been broken into and 11x 50kg of Superfert fertilisers had been stolen together with 25 litres of tobacco herbicide.
There were tyre tracks made by a scotch-cart which she followed with other farm workers until they arrived at a place where the loot was delivered.
Musonza then sent someone who pretended to be interested in buying the stolen goods and they managed to apprehend the two and recover the goods.
Musonza positively identified the loot as that stolen from the farm storeroom.