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Prisoner leaves court in stitches after revealing his reason for escaping

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CHINHOYI prison escapee, Never Jongwe, left the court in stitches on Friday when he told magistrate Brenda Dhliwayo that he escaped because he was longing for se_x with his girlfriend.

But Dhliwayo did not spare him as she sentenced him to 12 months for escaping from lawful custody.

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Jongwe, who was serving a sentence for theft and was on the wanted list for other theft charges, will, however, effectively serve an eight-month jail term after four months were suspended on condition of good behaviour.

It was the State’s case that on July 1 this year, Jongwe bolted out of prison after he was assigned to wash cars for the public to fund raise for a Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services’ income-generating project.

After storming out of the prison complex, Jongwe spent the evening at his girlfriend’s house in Gadzema high-density suburb before he was arrested on his way home in Chikonohono the following day.

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