Trespasser jailed 3 months


THE Livingstone magistrate’s court has sentenced a 20-year-old man to 90 days imprisonment with hard labour for entering another person’s yard without permission.
Appearing before magistrate Benjamin Mwelwa was Moses Masiye of Ngwenya township facing one count of criminal trespass.
It is alleged that on September 24, 2015 in Livingstone, Masiye entered Yobe Njobvu’s premises with intent to steal or to annoy.
Masiye entered Mr Njobvu’s yard without being allowed around 15:00 hours.


The court heard that Mr Njobvu was sleeping when he heard a sound from the gate.
He rushed to check and found Masiye entering his yard.
Mr Njobvu apprehended Masiye and asked him what he was doing in his yard but he said he had lost his way after a drinking spree.
Mr Njobvu decided to hand over Masiye to Mbita Police Station, where he was interrogated and later charged with criminal presspass.
Mr Mwelwa warned Masiye against drinking carelessly to the extent of forgetting his way home.
“I will send you to prison for 90 days with hard labour,” he said.