MUTARE — An Anjin employee who assaulted and severely injured his colleague after a misunderstanding was dragged before a Mutare magistrate to answer assault charges with an intention to cause bodily grievous harm.
BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
Pardon Manyanhaire pleaded guilty to the charge and will have to wait a little longer to hear his verdict after magistrate Susan Chiwundura said the court could only do so after being furnished with a medical report from Harare hospital where the complainant was transferred for further attention.
Chiwundura asked Manyanhaire to apply for bail at the High Court since he was facing serious charges. Asked why he assaulted and seriously injured his colleague, Manyanhaire responded: “It was just a misunderstanding your Worship. It was not my intention to injure him. I even apologised to my colleague”.
But Chiwundura could not take it saying by using logs and sticks, Manyanhaire had actual intent to seriously injure his colleague.
“By using stones and sticks you knew very well that you would injure your colleague,” said Chiwundura. Prosecutor Matthew Chimutungwa told the court that on November 14 at around 5pm at Chimwanza village in Marange, Manyanhaire had a dispute with Denford Katsaruware over an unknown issue.
The two went to Manyanhaire’s homestead to seek redress from the accused brother.
While at the homestead, it is reported that Manyanhaire ran amok and hit Katsaruware with a log over all the body.