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Former Minister Petronella Kagonye Jailed 36 Months For Stealing Computers

Former Minister Petronella Kagonye Jailed 36 Months For Stealing Computers

Former Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Petronella Kagonye were on Thursday, 9 June, sentenced to 16 months imprisonment by Harare magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti-Guwuriro.

The magistrate had convicted Kagonye the previous day for diverting into her own use, some 20 computers which were donated through her by the Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ).

The laptops were meant for schools in the ZANU PF politician’s Goromonzi South constituency in 2018.

Muchuchuti sentenced Kagonye to 36 months in jail. The magistrate, however, set aside 12 months for five years on condition of good behaviour.

A further eight months were set aside on condition she restitutes US$10 000 equivalent to the laptops she stole.

Allegations were that in June 2018, Kagonye wrote to then ICT Minister Supa Mandiwanzira requesting computers to donate to schools in her constituency.

On 20 June 2018, Mandiwanzira then wrote to POTRAZ requesting facilitation of the donations through its e-learning project to Goromonzi South schools.

POTRAZ donated the computers to Kagonye who sent her brother Evans Kagonye to collect them on her behalf.

However, when POTRAZ later made a follow up on the donation, Kagonye could not account for the gadgets.

More: ZimLive

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16 Comments

1234 3 weeks ago

iwe ingoba 1 unopihwa 9 yrs


cde chipopi 3 weeks ago

dande mutande rinobata twupuka twudiki. Ngavasiyane na Petty mhani matsotsi aya. Zvirikubiwa zvinganiko muno zvichingorova. Kuda kungo vhara kuti hanzi we are doing something to contain corruption when infact the whole system is ****en rot


Zim 1 3 weeks ago

zvakafanana nekuti haana kusungwa munhu anoziva mutemo minister


Blue 💙 3 weeks ago

36-12-8=16 MONTHS (1YR 4MNTHS) FOR 20LAPTOPS

So you can use the money yo stole to reduce your sentence. Vamwe Zvavo


nutshell 3 weeks ago

dai vangowedzera dzmwe 3 coz ipublic figure a whole minister stealing


Tateguru 3 weeks ago

Justice Mangota is right...
There must be a code of conduct for public officials


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ggg 3 weeks ago

vharirwa iwe,vangavati vaionerapo mari chimbodyiwa nenda urimo


Zulu 3 weeks ago

create good relationship with Zanupf you wont go to prison.chero ukaba million you go free


hjj 3 weeks ago

mbavhaaaaah 😦😦😦kusatonyara


Chawabvunza 3 weeks ago

This is a good example of punishing thieves. Those in the Old People's Home or any other party doing it must stop it or they will rot in jail.

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


musiyadzasukwa 3 weeks ago

kkkk


justice 3 weeks ago

she could be a factionalist , maybe a g40 . tough luck girl


The Terraces 3 weeks ago

Ko vaya vekubatwa ne 99% pure gold paAirport vakazotaura mazita evamwe yakazopera sei ?


Asalif 3 weeks ago

she set an example with a small value case akarova USD91million aripanze


Robie 3 weeks ago

at least good judgment but option to pay fine imwe way yekumutuma juba fti


Vybz Kartel 3 weeks ago

@Robbie, please read to understand. There is nothing in the article for you to reach a conclusion that the court gave the former minister an option to pay a fine. Read again fellow Zimbabwean


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