As the Zimbabwean economy continues to collapse under the leadership of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF party, more and more members of the security services are now getting involved in criminal activities like solicitation bribes from a motorist in the highways, corruption, and even armed robberies.
Just last month, two elite unit soldiers called commandos were shot dead when they raided the house of a former detective turned lawyer. And now The Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Court Martial has sentenced two Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) members to 40 years imprisonment each for armed robbery.
The crime was committed last year on the outskirts of the capital city Harare where the military men pounded on a farm in Marondera and got away with $16 000 and R600 as well as other valuables. Lance Corporal Dzimbanhete Tatenda and Trooper Munesi Wilfred will serve 35 years each on the condition that they return the money that they stole.
Both were reduced ranks of private and first-year trooper, respectively, and discharged from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces with ignominy.
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