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Hooker steals to pay school fees

Sukoluhle Ndlovu
A thirty three-year-old sex worker from Gwerua��s Mkoba suburb has been slapped with a six-month imprisonment term after she stole money and a cellphone from her client.

The self-confessed thigh vendor, Constance Mhango pleaded guilty to theft when she appeared before Gweru magistrate Phathekile Msipha.

Mhango stole $600 and a Samsung S6 cellphone from her client, Philemon Muzenda who had solicited for all night sexual services.

In her plea, Mhango told the court that she wanted to use the money to pay school fees for her two children.

a�?Your worship, I admit that l stole from my client. I desperately needed the money to pay school fees for my children.

I deeply regret what l did and may this honourable court be lenient towards me as l still need to fend for my children since l am a single mother,a�? she said.

The magistrate dismissed Mhangoa��s plea saying she was only sorry because she had been caught.

She sentenced Mhango to six months in prison and two months were suspended on condition that Mhango restitutes Muzenda $600 and his cellphone.

It was the Statea��s case that on 8 August, Muzenda asked to spend a night with Mhango and he was charged $20.

The two went to a lodge and Mhango was paid for her services upfront. The accused, however, took advantage of Muzenda who was drunk and stole from him before fleeing from the scene.

Muzenda reported the matter to the police leading to Mhangoa��s arrest.