We will not desist from hitting a baboon simply because it has covered its face in shame.
Inspiration for proverb
Baboons are notorious for crop raiding, with maize probably being the most frequently eaten crop. In some cases farmers protect their crops by chasing the baboons with dogs, and armed with weapons such as sticks and clubs.
Even if a wrongdoer shows remorse, they should not be spared from the consequences of their actions.