ZIMBABWE – Gilbert Makore, 35, pleaded guilty when he appeared before mbare magistrate Gladys Moyo charged with assault.
Makore was sentenced to 12 months in prison, six months were suspended for five years on the condition he does not commit a similar crime, giving him six months to serve in prison.
The State led by Revai Mudozori proved that on December 27, Honest Zugumi was at a local bottle store in Budiriro around 9pm having drinks with his colleagues.
Makore then struck Zugumi with a bottle on his head for no apparent reason.
Makore then tried to run away and he was caught when he was seeking a way out of the bottle store.
After realising he had been hurt, Zugumi lodged a complaint which led to Makore’s arrest.
Zugumi sustained a deep cut on the head.
In court Makore blamed all his actions on alcohol and explained he did not intent to cause harm on Zugumi.