Two ‘street boys’ jailed five years for robbery with violence

Blantyre Magistrates Court has convicted and sentenced two ‘street kids’ to five years jail term for attacking and robbing Zatha Mtambalika in August this year.

The two, Mike Mlenga 18, from Nefuvyo village, T/A Mwaulambyia in Chitipa and Dimingu Sande aged 23 from Pensulo village, T/A Nsomba, Blantyre robbed Mtambalika MK10,000.00 cash, MTL cell phone, ZTE CG 990, Blackberry and jumbo containing two pairs of shoes.

The incident, according to court document happened on the night of August 27th at Blantyre Bus depot as the victim-who was coming from Lilongwe-was waiting for a minibus.

Police prosecutor; Sub-Inspector Grace Kanjiwa told the court that Mtambalika aged 29, was stabbed on the face with a panga knife during the robbery.

“At about 21:00 hours; while at Blantyre Bus depot on his way home at Chimwankhunda township, the two ‘Street Kids’ attacked him. They searched his pockets and robbed MK10, 000.00 cash, MTL cellphone, ZTE CG 990, Blackberry and jumbo containing two pairs of shoes,” Kanjiwa explained.

Kanjiwa said the attackers, however, gave Mtambalika back MTL cell phone and empty wallet before 990 police patrol vehicle chased them and managed to arrest one of them (Mike Mlenga).

“Police managed to recover from him ZTE CG 900 cell phone and a Jumbo containing two pairs of shoes. The other accused person went away with the other items”.

ZTE CG 900 cell phone is worthy MK45, 000.00 and Blackberry is worthy MK55, 000.00.

Mlenga and Sande were both charged with Robbery with violence, which is contrary to Section 301of the Penal Code.

And Senior Resident Magistrate, Viva Nyimba convicted and sentenced them to five years Imprisonment with Hard Labour after the court found them guilty.

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