Three armed robbers have been jailed for a total of 130 years for 11 counts of violent crime in Beitbridge, NewsDay reported.
Beitbridge Regional Magistrate Innocent Bepura convicted the trio, Charles Chekenyere (24), Marshal Mutekwa (27) and Julias Chibharo (37), of crimes that were committed from July to October 2021.
Magistrate Bepura said society was safe without the convicts. Said the magistrate:
Homes, where people should feel safe, were no longer safe when you broke into several homes and used violence in your heinous acts. The Beitbridge community was subjected to fear and noone felt safe.
Chekenyere was jailed for 40 years, Mutekwa and Chibharo for 60 and 30 years respectively.
They will, however, serve 30, 40 and 25 respectively after some years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.