Beitbridge Magistrate Jails Limpopo Armed Robbers
7 January 2022
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By- Beitbridge Regional Magistrate Mr Innocent Bepura has convicted three men believed to be part of an armed robbery gang terrorising illegal immigrants and smugglers along the Limpopo river.

Magistrate Bepura jailed the trio for an effective ten months after they were found in possession of an assortment of firearms and ammunition along the river.

Munyaradzi Ncube (27), Elphas Chigudugudze (34), and Tafara Moyo (30) of Kwekwe, Gwanda, and Buhera respectively were busted by the national security task force while coming from South Africa through an illegal crossing point near the Chinyampanze area.
They had two Berretta Gordon Gardiner pistols, one Vektor CPI Pistol, and an assortment of ammunition.

The trio was convicted on their own plea of guilty when they appeared before Magistrate Bepura.

Ncube and crew have another pending armed robbery case which is set for trial on January 25.
The trio was left with an effective 10 months to serve when the magistrate conditionally suspended five months of the 15-month term for five years.
The firearms and ammunition were forfeited to the State as part of the sentence.

Prosecuting, Mr Ronald Mugwagwa said on September 27 last year, Ncube and his accomplices arrived in the country via the Limpopo River carrying firearms and small satchels.
He said they were then intercepted by the police who were patrolling around the Chinyampanze area who then recovered the three firearms and an assortment of ammunition.
They asked the trio to produce licences, by they failed, resulting in their subsequent arrest.