Sharon Buwerimwe, Court Reporter
A 22-YEAR-OLD woman from Bulawayo has been sentenced to one year in prison for stealing R 4 000 from her 57-year-old sugar daddy.
Nonhlanhla Dube from Old Pumula suburb stole a brown wallet that had money from Mr Nathan Ntambiyawa when he visited her home.
Dube pleaded not guilty to theft before Western Commonage magistrate Ms Gladmore Mushove.
Ms Mushove however convicted her due to overwhelming evidence.
She was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment but three months of the sentence were suspended on condition that she does not within the next five years commit a similar offence.
A further four months were suspended on condition that Dube restitutes Mr Ntambiyawa his R4 000 before end of this month.
The remaining five months were suspended on condition that she performs 105 hours of community service at Pumula Police Station.
Prosecuting, Mr Keneth Shava said on December 15 last year, Dube hatched a plan to steal from Mr Ntambiyawa.
“The complainant visited the accused person at her place of residence for a sleep over. While he was asleep, the accused person took a brown wallet that had R4 000. When the complainant woke up, he found his money missing,” he said.
Mr Ntambiyawa told the court that he pretended to be asleep when Dube woke up and searched his pair of trousers that was on the dressing table.
“The accused person sneaked out of the bed and I pretended to be snoring when she searched my clothes. The following morning, I told her to return my money and she refused. Days later she blocked me on WhatsApp and she was nowhere to be found,” he said.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Dube’s [email protected]