27 February 2019
A 37 –year –old maid was on Monday slapped with 385 hours of unpaid work for stealing property worth $3 569 from her employer.
She was convicted by Mbare magistrate Elizabeth Magomore on her on plea of guilty.
Initially Svodai Muzambezi had been sentenced to 20 months in prison of which four months were suspended on condition that she does not commit the same crime of dishonesty within five years.
The other five months was suspended on condition that she restitute $1 910,the remaining 11 months was suspended on condition that she perform 385 hours of community service at Nero clinic and should be completed within 13 weeks.
The State proved that on February 18 this year, Molly Gonde went to town and left Svodai alone at the house.
Svodai then stole property worth $ 3 569 and fled from the place.
When Molly returned home she discovered that her property was missing and that her maid had also left.
A report was lodged with the police and upon investigation the property was discovered with Svodai.
Property worth $1600 was discovered.