Maize thieves jailed for six years

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The Midima Senior Resident Magistrate Court on Monday sentenced two men to 6 years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing five bags of maize belonging to an 80 year-old man.

crime (2)The court heard that on 30th April this year, the two, 25 year-old Joseph Majoni and 19 year-old Mark Giliyoni, went to the house of Fillister Chirombo where they broke into the house and stole bags of maize.

When the matter was reported to police, investigation led to the arrest of the two men who were caught by Bvumbwe Police officers.

The two pleaded guilty on both counts of burglary and theft which are contrary to section 308 and 278 of the Penal Code respectively.

The Prosecutor Sub-inspector George Kachapila lamented the increase of such cases at Bvumbwe Trading Centre and surrounding areas. He asked the court to impose a stiff custodial sentence to the perpetrators for them to be reformed since both offenders are of tender age.

However, in his ruling Chitsakamile sentenced the two to 6 years imprisonment, saying such cases are rampant.

Both Majoni and Giliyoni hail from Sing’anga Village, Traditional Authority Bvumbwe in Thyolo District.

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  1. How old r the steallers? U hav told us the age ogf the steallee 80yrs old. Now, if steallers r above the age of 80 then the judge z wrong to send them to jail bkoz they r not able to work than the 80yrs guy. But if the steallers r less than 80yrs then big congratulation z to u intelligent judge 4 sending them to 6yrs jail these lazy men. Amakolola poti sanafesepo ndiwo. Mukanawonjezerako zaka ziwiri za presidential pardoning. Simungawatisenso kuti muzawonjezere zaka??

  2. Mwina mwayiwara tikukumbutseni malamulo amulungu, Akuti mtima wina uliwose udzarawa imfa. ndiye amene amaweruza zake mwachinyengo kwa mulungu aribe gawo wakumuto basi,

  3. Mwina mwayiwara tikukumbutseni malamulo amulungu, Akuti mtima wina uliwose udzarawa imfa. ndiye amene amaweruza zake mwachinyengo kwa mulungu aribe gawo wakumuto basi,

  4. Zawakwana zimenezo chifukwa izi ndimbavadi mpakana ma bag 5 okuba chifukwa cha njala ya ku nyumba kwake anakatenga limodzi ndi kukagawana onse awiri kuzizilitsa njala masiku angapo uku akuthamanga thamanga timaganyu

  5. 6years with hard labour…….and the government will spend how much in bathing,feeding,medical care and clothing these people…..surely one day in jail will cost more than the bags of maize…..lol yah

  6. Kkkkkkk hehe heeedeee !!! Koma ku Malawi ,ndi dziko lomvetsa cisoni ndi kupereka manyazi kumaiko ambiri oyandikana. Mmalo molimbana ndikupeza njira yothetsera kuphedwa kwa ailbino akulimbana ndi wakuba cimanga mpaka zaka 6 akugwira ntchito ya ukaidi. Akakhala a CASHGATE ,OKUPHA ALBINO 60-90 DAYS.WHATS WRONG With You Guyz.

  7. Kkkkkkkkk nanga munthu atani ndijalayi ndie mpaka 6year while cashgate no one arrested and people who killing albino 1-3years in jail ai think yourself shame on this fucking country