A Zvishavane man who lied to the police after his car had been involved in an accident has been slapped with a 120-day wholly suspended jail term after the court found him guilty of contravening section 180 of the Criminal Law Codification Act chapter 9:23 for deliberately supplying false information to a public authority.
It was the state’s case that Blessing Shoko filed a report that claimed Tawanda Sibanda had stolen his motor vehicle when in actual fact he had given him permission to drive.
The court heard that Sibanda borrowed the accused’s car which was later on involved in a car accident and caught fire.
It was revealed that Shoko was employed by the owner of the car.
The accused sought to sanitise this act by filing a false report.
He was found guilty and slapped with a $1000 fine and a wholly suspended 120-day jail term.