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Three soldiers sentenced to 15 years in prison for armed robbery

Staff Writer

THREE soldiers have been sentenced to 15 years in prison each for armed robbery, theft and unlawful entry in a development demonstrating the commitment by authorities to instill discipline in the military.

In a statement, Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) director army public relations, Colonel Alphios Makotore said the military justice and deterrent sentences against rogue elements of the force continue to be dispensed.

“Lance Corporal Ndlovu Fortune and Privates Manyanga Ratiel and Masase Kainos wereon March 5 2022 sentenced to 15 years imprisonment each by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Court Martial.

The trio , who were all serving with 4 infantry Brigade in Masvingo committed armed  robbery ,unlawful entry and theft cases in and around Masvingo between January and July 2021.

“Ndlovu was reduced in rank to private before all three were discharged from the Zimbabwe National Army with ignominy, and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment each for the offences.

“The Zimbabwe National Army has warned that any of its members caught on the wrong side of the law will face the full wrath of the law.”

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