In another case, a Filabusi man has appeared in court for allegedly assaulting his neighbour. Nicodemus Siziba (29) pleaded not guilty to assault when he appeared before Gwanda magistrate, Mrs Nomagugu Sibanda.
He was remanded in custody to November 25 for trial.
Prosecuting, Mr Silent Shoko said Siziba attacked Okay Shoko on September 11.
“On 11 September at around 11PM at Base 2 Umzingwane Panning Site in West Nicholson, Okay was having a dispute with his wife in their tent and she went out. Siziba got out of his tent and asked Okay what was going on between him and his wife. Okay became furious and ordered Siziba to stay out his family issues.
“Siziba then grabbed Okay by the belt and pushed him to the ground. He kicked him several times and further picked up a stone and struck Okay on the right jaw. Okay screamed for help and neighbours intervened and restrained Siziba from further assaulting him,” he said.