Jailed armed robbers get five more years
TWO armed robbers who were jailed for a combined 84 years in July this year were, on Thursday, slapped with five more years after they were each convicted of one more count of robbery.
George Magambutsu, 36, of Mkoba suburb and Irvine Mlingani, 29, of Gokwe, committed 22 robberies between April and July last year.
In July this year, regional magistrate, Morgan Nemadire, slapped the two with a combined 84 years.
At that time, Nemadire convicted Magambutsu on all the 22 counts before sentencing him to 60 years in jail. He, however, suspended 12 years on condition that Magambutsu paid $6, 300 to some of the victims.
A further 10 years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.
Mlingani was convicted on 16 counts and sentenced to 24 years with three years suspended on condition he paid his victims $862.
A further five years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.
But on Thursday the duo were back in court facing one count of robbery each. They were each handed five years with two years conditionally suspended.
The two would use a vehicle, a 303 rifle and a pistol to rob people in and around Kwekwe of cash and valuables such as cellphones and gold at gunpoint before they were arrested on July 23.
On July 24, Magambutsu led police to the recovery of the guns used in the robberies.