All is not well in Chief Chikwanda’s village in Masvingo where a man has today appeared before Masvingo Magistrate Victor Muhamadi for brutally assaulting his village mate over a dollar bond coin.
Lovemore Gonese (24) vehemently attacked Admire Maringira (18) with a clenched fist on the upper part of the chin over a dollar coin that had fallen from Marangira’s pocket.
Prosecuting, Nancy Makuvise told the court thaton the 2nd day of May 2017 at Roy Business Centre at around 18:20pm, the accused and the complainant were playing pool together inside a shop.
Complainant tried to take a dollar coin from his pocket to buy a drink but it dropped on the ground and the accused picked it claiming it was his.
A misunderstanding arose between the two and complainant held accused’s bus identity card which was pinned on accused’s trousers.
The accused then held complainant’s red T-shirt by the collar strangling his neck for a few minutes and dragged him a few metres away from the shop before punching him heavily with a clenched fist on the chin.
“I do admit to the allegations that I held the T-shirt of the complainant by the neck strangling him and I did this because he was holding to my T-shirt and my badge which was on the buckle of my trousers,” said the accused
Gonese pleaded guilty before Magistrate Victor Muhamadi.