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Binga serial thief runs out of luck


LUCK finally ran out on Friday for a 30-year-old Binga serial thief who broke into 22 houses in Victoria Falls stealing property and cash amounting to $1 700 when he was convicted for unlawful entry and theft.

Nokuthaba Dlamini
Own Correspondent

Lumuno Siansali of Chigani village under Chief Siansali was convicted on his own plea of guilty to the charges when he appeared before the Victoria Falls resident magistrate Sharon Rosemani.

He was remanded in custody to tomorrow for sentence.

The court proved that on March 9 last year Siansali in the company of Clement Siluwe used a screw driver to break into a house in Chinotimba suburb at night.

They stole a white two-plate stove, two litres of cooking oil and pots.

On an unknown date, but in May the same year the two broke into another Chinotimba house and stole a Huawei cellphone and $540 cash.

In November the same year they broke into another house through a window after they failed to open the door using a screw driver.

Siansali snatched a purse which had $35 and a Nokia cellphone. The two broke into 19 other houses using a screw driver.

However, the stealing spree finally ended after they broke into another house on November 13 and stole a Nokia 1202, a Samsung galaxy pocket, police docket, clip board, bond paper and $9 cash.

A day after the theft Siansali used the Samsung pocket cellphone that had been activated on mobile tracking system by Gamuchirai Manika the owner.

He was tracked and found still in Chinotimba making preparations to leave for Binga, leading to his arrest.

Only a few items were recovered at his homestead in Binga from where he sold the goods. Siansali revealed the he committed the offences in the company of Siluwe.

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