Prison marshalls at Kwekwe Magistrate court had a hard time restraining a violent convict who wanted to attack the magistrate who had sentenced him to 12 months in jail for failing to restitute his victims a sum of $61 026.
The magistrate ran for cover and the commotion brought the court to a temporary standstill as the convict destroyed court property in a fit of rage according to Newsday:
The convict, Tichaona Isaiah Chacha (34) of Mbizo, Kwekwe, leapt at magistrate Story Rushambwa and in the process destroyed court property. Court business was temporarily brought to a halt.
Prison officers, caught off guard, failed to stop Chacha as he advanced towards the magistrate who ran for dear life.
Chacha had been in court being prosecuted for various acts of robbery committed in a space of 3 months.