A 22-year-old Zvimba man was Thursday sentenced to an effective six months imprisonment for stabbing an 18-year-old Form Four student once on the head.
Review Nikisi who was representing the State alleged that the incident on 25 December 2020 at around 8 pm and at Madzorera Business Centre in the Mashonaland West capital.
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The accused, Learnmore Muzavazi, is said to have approached the complainant, Tinotenda Sinoya who was in the company of two friends, Tanaka Guvava and Fortune Mandeya.
Unprovoked, Muzavazi drew out a knife and stabbed Sinoya once on the head resulting in him bleeding profusely.
A medical affidavit compiled at Father O’ Hea Hospital produced in court as evidence of the grievous attack revealed that Sinoya sustained a deep injury as a result of the attack.
Muzavazi is also reported to have proceeded to assault several villagers who were enjoying the festive season at the shops.
The matter was reported to the police leading to his arrest. Muzavazi pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared before Chinhoyi magistrate who slapped him with 12 months imprisonment before suspending six months for five years on condition of good behaviour.