ZIMBABWE – A drinking spree landed a 35-year-old man in jail after he assaulted a drinking mate with an empty beer bottle on the head for no apparent reason.
Gilbert Makore of no fixed aboard pleaded guilty to assault charges and was sentenced to six months behind bars.
Presiding over the matter was Mbare magistrate Mr Reward Kwenda, who sentenced Makore to a year in jail but suspended six months for five years on condition of good behaviour.
Before he was sentenced, Makore pleaded for the court’s leniency saying he did not know what had triggered his anger since he was drunk.
However, his plea of guilty did not stop Mr Kwenda from giving him a custodial sentence for the offence citing that the use of a weapon aggravated the offence.
Facts are that on December 27, Makore, while at Kinshasa Night Club in Budiriro 1, attacked Honest Zvigumi with an empty beer bottle on the head.
It was not clear as to what prompted his behaviour.
Makore tried to escape the scene of crime but was apprehended by feollow revellers.
Zvigumi sustained a deep cut on the head.