Former minister, Kagonye loses appeal against sentence

Former Minister Petronella Kagonye


FORMER Cabinet minister Petronella Kagonye’s appeal against conviction and sentence for criminal abuse of office was dismissed yesterday by High Court judges of appeal Benjamin Chikowero and Rodgers Manyangadze.

Kagonye was jailed for three years by Harare magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti-Guwuriro who found her guilty of theft after she converted laptops donated to rural schools by the Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) to personal use.

Twelve months of her sentence were suspended on condition of good behaviour. A further eight months were suspended on condition that she restitutes Potraz US$10 000.

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