A 61-YEAR-OLD man from Killarney suburb in Bulawayo appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Busani Sibanda facing charges of stealing a wheelbarrow from a man who had failed to pay him for a part-time job he had performed at his house.

Lovemore Ndiweni who pleaded guilty to theft charges was sentenced to four months imprisonment which were wholly suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.

The court heard that on 23 August 2022, Ndiweni went to Tinotenda Mberikwazo’s house in Killarney suburb to do a part-time job.

After doing the job, Mberikwazvo reportedly failed to pay him before he took his wheelbarrow with the aim of returning it after receiving his payment.

Mberikwazvo then reported the matter to the police leading to Ndiweni’s arrest.

The wheelbarrow worth US$60 was recovered.

— BMetro

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