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Bar manager fined for selling beer during lockdown

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By SIMBARASHE SITHOLE

A BINDURA-BASED bar manager, who was selling beer through the window, was slapped with $20 000 fine yesterday by Bindura magistrate Ethel Chichera.

Denford Kurima (50) pleaded guilty to the charge and was ordered to pay half of the amount yesterday; failure to pay the fine will earn him three months in jail.

The court heard that on Tuesday, the police pounced at a bar in Chiwaridzo high-density suburb, Bindura and saw Kurima selling beer through the window.

The police forced entry into the bar and while they were inside, a patron bought beer using a US$20 note and the police took the money and empty bottles as exhibit.

The police arrested Kurima who was selling beer illegally after it was banned during the lockdown.

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