Three Sam Levy’s Village security guards, who were accused of disorderly conduct after staging a demonstration following the inhuman treatment of their colleague, who had been forced to carry a 30-kilogramme concrete block as punishment by his boss, Morris Levy, were on Tuesday acquitted of the charge.
Harare magistrate, Victoria Mashamba discharged Flint Chombo Chisuko (31), Steven Tendai Banda (32) and Patrick Wengai Zhuwau (41) after determining that the State had failed to establish a case against the guards. The three told the court that on October 12 this year, Levy, who was the complainant in the matter, approached Edwin Madziro and asked him if he was still interested in his job after finding him sitting on rubble having lunch. After Madziro said he was, Levy immediately ordered him to carry a concrete block weighing 30kg on his head and walk with it from his residence in Avondale to Sam Levy’s Village in Borrowdale.
The accused told the court that when they noticed what had happened, Banda wept bitterly over the degrading inhuman treatment of a fellow employee, and he, Chisuko and Zhuwau then took the block to Levy, seeking audience with him over the matter and were reported to the police for disorderly conduct.