A 40-YEAR-OLD man of Kitwe, who stole slippers from Shoprite for his son, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment with hard labour by the Kitwe Magistrate’s Court.
This is in a case in which Victor Kazumba was charged with one count of theft.
When the matter came up for plea before Kitwe principal resident magistrate, Ikechukwu Iduma, Kazumba pleaded guilty and told the court that he stole the slippers for his son who was walking barefoot.
“Your honour, I understand and I plead guilty. My child doesn’t have slippers and I can’t afford to get him any,” Kazumba said.
Particulars of the offence are that on February 26, 2016, Kazumba did steal slippers valued at K69,99 from Shoprite Checkers.
Magistrate Iduma said he was satisfied that the facts presented before him disclosed the offence of theft leveled against Kazumba.
“I find you guilty on your own admission of the charge, and I hereby find you guilty and convict you accordingly.
“I sentence you to six months imprisonment with hard labour, and if you are not happy with what I have done, you can appeal to the High Court within 14 days,” Mr Iduma said.