By A Correspondent- Five Freda Rebecca gold mine workers were sentenced to six months each yesterday by Bindura magistrate Ethel Chichera after they stole 125 litres of diesel from a dumper truck.
Israel Raza (24),Percy Murape (23), Tawanda Simunji (40),Wellington Makoni(35) and Bruce Maziva (28) will however spend 3 effective months in prison after the magistrate conditionally suspended the other three months.
Prosecutor Vincent Marunya told the court that on September 19 the five hatched a plan to syphon diesel from a dumper truck.
They drained 125 litres of diesel and loaded it in five plastic containers but were unlucky to be caught by two of their colleagues.
They were taken to the police station with their diesel which was used as exhibit.