FORMER Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Petronella Kagonye, has been convicted of theft of trust property.
Kagonye was convicted after a full trial by Harare regional magistrate Vongai Guwuriro.
Magistrate Guwuriro ruled that Kagonye failed to deal with the laptops that had been donated to her by Potraz as instructed.
And such conduct amounts to theft of trust property as she failed to account for the laptops upon demand, ruled the magistrate.
The state proved that the ex-minister received laptops from Potraz which were meant to be donated to schools in Goromonzi South but she converted them to her own use.