Cattle rustler jailed 5 years, herd boy gets 4 years imprisonment

A cattle rustler in Chikwawa Mike Sintidu – a well known butcher in the district-  has been handed a five-year- jail sentence  after been convicted of theft of 15 herds of cattle along with butcher a herdboy Heston Mphonde.

Mphonde has been slapped with four years imprisonment with hard labour.

Emmanuel Namarwa, prosecuting,  told the court that the second convict, Mphonde, was employed by four cattle owners as their herdboy and on May 21  this year,  he connived with Sintidu t sell all the catlle and lie to his employers that he had lost all the animals.

They were  charged with theft of cattle, contrary to Section 281 of the Penal code but both denied the charge..

The state paraded six witnesses against the first convict and four against the second to successfuly prosecute them and proved them guilty.

Prosecutor Namarwa prayed to the court to mete out harsh sentences to the two considering that  theft of livestock cases were on the rise in the district.

First Grade Magistrate, Gladstone Chirundu said the two deserved stiff punishments.

He sentenced Sintidu, 24, to five years and Mphonde, 22, to four years in jail to serve as a warning to others with similar intentions.

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3 years ago

The Nandolo thieves sitting phwii in cabinet on the other hand will never face any law.

Sausto jacob
Sausto jacob
3 years ago

5 years for cow stealing the Indians are stealing in billions and not even one day in jail remember where there is in justice God will punish the whole country more over the corrupt leaders

3 years ago

Oba ng’ombe 4-5 yrs implesonment wth hard labour pamene okuba chimanga ndi ndalama za Amalawi osauka akungoyenda mwa ufulu m’misewu ya malawi
Dziko lokomera awo ali ndi chuma

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