Army sentences rogue members to 40 years in prison

by | Jan 22, 2022 | Crime & Courts | 0 comments

Army sentences rogue members to 40 years in prison

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Two soldiers who were alleged to have robbed Surrey Farm in Marondera have been convicted by the Court Marshall and will serve 40 years in prison each.

Lance Corporal Dzimbanhete Tatenda and Trooper Munesi Wilfred, were discharged from the army and sentenced by the Zimbabwe Defense Forces General Court Martial for armed robbery.

The robbery is said to have been committed on November 15, 2021 where the convicted got away with thousands in United States dollars.

Colonel Alphios Makotore, Director of Army Public, Colonel Alphios Relations addressed the matter on a press statement released today.


“The two soldiers have been sentenced to forty years in prison with five years each of their respective sentences suspended on condition that they restitute the complainant, Simon Arnold of Surrey Farm, cash amounting to USD$16830 and R600,” said Makotore.


In addition to the sentence, the soldiers had their ranks reduced to private and first year trooper and were discharged from the Zimbabwe Defense Forces with ignominy.


“The Zimbabwe National Army does not condone cases of indiscipline and misconduct and will continue to pass deterrent sentences on any would be offenders,” wrote Makotore.