Mai TT’s Sentencing Deferred
Popular comedienne Felistus Murata, also known as Mai TTs sentencing has been deferred to tomorrow pending a report from the Community Service Department by Harare magistrate Mrs Munashe Chibanda.
This follows the department’s indications that their records, Murata once defaulted to serve in the past.
“Your Worship, we have received new information from the Community Service Department after her vetting, that Murata was once convicted of assault and was sentenced to serve community service which she defaulted in Budiriro.
Therefore, the State applies that she be remanded to Friday to give enough time for the Community Service Department to do its investigations,” said prosecutor Ms Monalisa Magwenzi.
However, Mrs Chibanda ruled that she will deliver her sentence tomorrow afternoon with expectations that the Community Service Department would have completed its findings.
Mai TT was found guilty yesterday of theft of trust property. This is in relation to a case in which she surrendered a hired car as surety to a loan shark before retrieving it and surrendered an invalid passport as surety.
In her judgment, the magistrate described the case as a “classic case of theft of trust property.” The State prosecution applied to have her remanded in custody.