Zimbabwe Thief Asks For Life in Prison

Lovemore Manyika says that he would prefer incarceration to life outside prison walls.


Zimbabwe's prisons are often condemned for squalid overcrowding but a thief begged a magistrate to lock him up permanently, saying life was better behind bars, state media reported Tuesday.

Repeat offender Lovemore Manyika, 22, pleaded for life imprisonment in a note during mitigation after he was convicted for housebreaking.