A Kadoma businessman aligned to the ruling ZANU PF party, Litten Chikoore, arrested for brutally assaulting a Gokwe man has been sentenced to eight months in jail.
However, magistrate Takudzwa Gwazemba suspended the whole sentence on condition that he performs 175 hours of community service at Kadoma General Hospital. A further three months were suspended on condition of good behaviour.
Chikoore (35) of Waverly in Kadoma appeared in a 45-minute video recorded in November 2018 brutally assaulting 30-year-old Pedzisai Mangisi with a baton stick. He was accusing Mangisi of stealing gold from him.
The video only surfaced recently and went viral on social media resulting in the police appealing to the public for help in identifying the abuser and the victim.
Chikoore later handed himself to the police and was incarcerated. He pleaded guilty to assault charges when he initially appeared in court on Friday.