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Six months imprisonment for thieving sex worker

A 33-year-old se_x worker from Gweru’s Mkoba suburb has been slapped with a six-month imprisonment term after she stole money and cellphone from her client.

The self confessed thigh vendor, Constance Mhango pleaded guilty to theft when she appeared before Gweru magistrate Mrs Phathekile Msipha.

Mhango stole $600 and a Samsung S6 cellphone from her client, Philemon Muzenda, who had hired her for an all-night se_x service.

In her plea, Mhango told the court that she wanted to use the money to pay school fees for her two children.

“Your Worship, I admit that l stole from my client. I desperately needed the money to pay school fees for my children. I deeply regret what l did, and may this honourable court be lenient towards me as l still need to fend for my children since l am a single mother,” she said.

Mrs Msipha dismissed Mhango’s plea saying she was only sorry because she had been caught.

She sentenced Mhango to six months in prison and two months were suspended on condition that Mhango restitutes Muzenda $600 and his cellphone.

It is the State’s case that on August 8, Muzenda asked to spend a night with Mhango and he was charged $20.

The two went to a lodge and Mhango was paid for her services upfront. The accused, however, took advantage of Muzenda who was drunk and stole from him before fleeing from the scene. Muzenda woke up and found himself alone. He cried like a baby.

Muzenda reported the matter to the police leading to Mhango’s arrest.

Gracious Rongai prosecuted.

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