Copper cables theft: teenagers jailed 10 years

25 Jan, 2023 - 14:01 0 Views
Copper cables theft: teenagers jailed 10 years

The Herald

Trust Freddy Herald Correspondent

Three teenagers have been sentenced to a mandatory 10-year jail term each for stealing electricity copper cables.

Richard Masunda (18), Tatenda Nyakura (18) and Honest Warambwa (19) were each slapped with 10 years jail time at the Harare Magistrates Court for unlawfully cutting and removing overhead electricity copper cables.

According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the value of the overhead copper cables recovered is US$450.

The court heard that on January 15, at around 3am, police received a tipoff that the three men were cutting electricity overhead copper cables from street lights at the corner of Charter Road and Mbuya Nehanda street in Harare’s central business district.

Police reacted to the information and found one of the teenagers in possession of the overhead copper conductor.

He then led them to the other accomplices who were hiding.

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