A Mutare-based school teacher has been jailed two months by a local magistrate after he went berserk and smashed his sister’s new Acer laptop worth US$400 after being asked to settle a debt he owed her.
The teacher, Prosper Simango, who is from Chitakatira Secondary School under Chief Zimunya, was reportedly drunk when he flew off the door handle and destroyed her sister’s laptop.
Simango pleaded guilty to malicious damage to property and domestic violence charges when he appeared before magistrate Tendai Mahwe.
He was sentenced to two months in prison or alternatively, to pay ZWL$40 000 fine by 28 February 2021.
Prosecutors told the court that sometime last year, the suspect went to Chitakatira Secondary School at around 2100 hours and entered a dining room where his sister Lynette Simango, brother Prince Simango and mother, Edith Ganyani were relaxing.
Upon being asked by Lynette about some money he owed her and an Itel cellphone which he had taken, Prosper violently grabbed a laptop his sister was using and smashed it on the ground and left the house.
A report was made to the police leading to his arrest.