FORMER Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede’s son Solomon Mudede (36) has been found guilty of theft if family property and has been sentenced to perform 70 hours of community service at Chitungwiza General Hospital.
The court found Solomon guilty of stealing a tractor wheel and a car battery from his father and then selling them for cash at Battery Centre in Harare.
Solomon was initially sentenced to four months when he appeared before magistrate Noticia Shenje, but she suspended two months for three years on the usual conditions and the other two months were commuted to 70 hours of community service.
The State’s case was that on May 11, 2021, Solomon went to his father’s residence where he stole a tractor wheel and a car battery and went away unnoticed.
He left the two items for sale at Battery Centre (Pvt) Ltd at 172 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare.
Investigations led detectives to recover the stolen items all worth US$1 600. Solomon was then taken to court where he was convicted of theft.