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Man steals cash from 82-year-old grandma, a sangoma

By Staff Reporter

Undeterred by his 82-year-old grandmother’s age or profession, a 29-year-old Beitbridge man went ahead and stole ZAR70 000 and US$600 from the octogenarian.

For his misdeeds, Douglas Rosewelll Ncube was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment by a Beitbridge magistrate who found him guilty of committing theft, according to a Thursday statement by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

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Said NPA, “Sometime between the 21st and 28th of April 2024, the accused person stole some cash amounting to ZAR70 000 and US$600 from his 82-year-old grandmother who is a traditional healer.

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“The matter was reported to the police and investigations led to the arrest of the accused person.

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“He was sentenced to 22 months imprisonment of which 6 months were suspended.

“A further 8 months was suspended on condition that the accused person pays restitution. He will serve 8 months effectively.”

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