Mwoza Mlayoho, 20, from Lobengula West, Bulawayo, in Zimbabwe this Friday appeared before the Urban Customary Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, to answer charges of being found in possession of stolen property.
The Central Police Patrolling Team arrested Mlayoho, who is unemployed, after they suspected that he had on him stolen goods. He was found with three different pairs of shoes, which he failed to account for.
Sgt. Gaelebale told the court that after they arrested Mlayoho, he took them to Mogoditshane claiming that he bought the shoes from one man there but noone knew him at the place where he took the police.
Kgosi Monametsi sentenced him to four strokes on the bum.
In another case, Thabo Mogomotsi, 25, from Phaphane Ward in Mochudi, was arrested on December 5, 2006 after the police suspected that he had stolen goods, which included Sonny speakers and radio amps.
The accused told the police that he bought the speakers from an unknown Zimbabwean man whose place of residence he did not know. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and the case continues next week.