A VICTORIA FALLS woman has been sentenced to a four-month prison term after she was found in possession of a stolen mobile phone supplied by her 12-year-old son.
By Nokuthaba Dlamini
The woman was sentenced by Victoria Falls resident magistrate Rangarirai Gakanje on Friday.
She was, however, saved a custodial jail term after the court ordered her to perform 140 hours of community service at Victoria Falls Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard that the mobile phone, valued at $120, had been stolen by her Grade 6 pupil at Baobab Primary School on March 3.
The phone had been supplied to the school by government under the science technology and mathematics (STEM) programme.
The court heard that the child stole the phone after being sent to collect some material from the laboratory.