- Published: 28 August 2014
- Written by Southerneye
A ZVISHAVANE 14-year-old boy who broke into people's houses to watch cartoons on television has been sentenced to receive six strokes of the cane.
Magistrate Peter Madiba on Tuesday convicted the Grade 7 pupil on 11 counts of theft and unlawful entry.
According to the State, between January and July, the boy, who stays in Maglas high-density suburb, broke into several houses and stole goods and cash worth over $2 000.
He targeted laptops, cellphones, DStv decoders and cash. The State said the boy would tune into a cartoon channel whenever he broke into a house with paid DStv subscription.