ZIMBABWE – A Machipisa commuter omnibus driver has been sentenced to six months in prison for attacking another motorist with a spanner.
Biton Kamisa, 30, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Mbare magistrate Kudzai Zihove charged with assault.
Kamisa was sentenced to nine months in prison; three months were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour leaving him with six months effective.
The state led by Yvonne Gurira proved that on October 23, Kamisa was driving in a local road in Machipisa and he stopped his vehicle to ferry some of his customers blocking Vincent Chikowore’s way.
When Chikowore tried to find a way to move his car Kamisa also moved his car towards the same direction and Chikowore sped up and overtook Kamisa.
Kamisa took advantage of traffic lights stopping Chikowore and he got out of his vehicle and ran towards Chikowore’s car holding a spanner.
Kamisa ordered Chikowore to get out of his car and when he did as ordered Kamisa struck Chikowore with the spanner he was holding.
Chikowore sustained deep cuts on his hands as he had used them to protect his face from Kamisa‘s trial to attack him.
Kamisa then drove away, he was followed and dragged to the police where a complaint was lodged and he was arrested.