Gushungo bomber gets eleven years

LITTLE-known Zimbabwe People Front party president Owen Kuchata has been slapped with an 11-year jail term after pleading guilty to charges of attempting to bomb Gushungo Dairy processing plant two weeks ago.

However, Kuchata will spend a nine-year effective jail term after two years were suspended by regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya on condition of good behaviour.

Initially, Kuchata was jointly charged with military intelligence officers Borman Ngwenya, Solomon Makombe and Silas Pfupa, on insurgency, sabotage, banditry or terrorism and money-laundering charges.

But in a sudden turn of events, last Friday, he pleaded guilty to the charge prompting a separation of trial with his colleagues who are set to appear in court for routine remand on February 16.-NewsDay


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