A Zanu PF youth chairperson for Mambwere branch in Zimunya David Kokota Masinji will miss the opportunity to vote in the July 30 elections after a Mutare court slapped him with a six-month jail term for assaulting an MDC Alliance supporter recently
David Kokota Masinji, Mambwere village, Chief Zimunya (46) pleaded guilty to assault with intent to cause bodily grievous harm when he appeared before Mutare provincial magistrate Tendai Mahwe.
Prosecutor Fletcher Karombe told court that on June 24 around, Colleen Manyiwo (45) of Manzununu village Chief Zimunya was watching World Cup football on screen when Masinji burst into the bottle store in the company of one Amos Makaya, also a Zanu PF supporter.
Masinji will, however, serve an effective four months after Mahwe suspended two months on condition he did not commit a similar offence within the next five years.
Makaya reportedly instructed the barman to lower the volume of the radio. He went on to shout at the top of his voice ordering all MDC supporters to vacate the bar.
Manyiwo, an MDC supporter, remained seated.
Masinji then charged at him and grabbed him by the collar before wrestling him out of bottle and he fell on the ground in the process.
Manyiwo later reported the abuse to the police, leading to Masinji’s arrest and subsequent court appearance.
more recommended stories
Zimbabwe Activist Makomborero Haruzivishe Granted $20,000 After Spending 9 Months in Jail
Opposition Movement for Democratic Change Alliance.
New COVID-19 variant named ‘IHU’ discovered in France
A new coronavirus variant called ‘IHU’.
Schools in Zimbabwe closed indefinitely; Covid or teachers strike?
There is confusion and growing speculation.
Botswana’s president in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19
GABORONE (Reuters) – Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi.
France 6th country with more than 10 million COVID infections
France reported 219,126 new confirmed coronavirus.
South Africa lifts curfew as it says COVID-19 fourth wave peaks
South Africa has lifted a midnight.
UK Covid case numbers hit all time high at more than 189,000
There was another 189, 213 lab-confirmed Covid-19.
COVID-19 cases surge around world, raising testing and quarantine fears
Daily COVID-19 infections have hit record.