Cephas Shava in Mwenezi
29 Jan 2017 - MWENEZI – A 36-year-old Mwenezi was violently attacked by his younger brother for asking back the money he was owed, the Mwenezi Magistrates' Court heard last week.
Appearing before Magistrate Honest Musiwa was Brian Mhlanga, of house number 378 Rutenga, who was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, with five of them conditionally suspended for five years.
Magistrate Musiwa suspended the remaining ten months on condition that Mhlanga performed 350 hours of community service at Mwenezi Court.
The charges arose from an incident on November 30 last year when Brian assaulted his elder brother; Gift Mhlanga with fists all over the body after Gift had approached him at his homestead and asked him to pay back his money.
A misunderstanding then ensued leading to the assault which left Gift with serious injuries. He was rushed to Neshuro District Hospital where he received some treatment.
A medical report that was produced in court reflects that Gift sustained severe injuries.
When asked by the magistrate why he battered his brother, Brian denied assaulting him, saying they were fighting.
He told the court that the bad blood between them was being fuelled by Gift who wantonly sales the properties of their late father.
Angelinah Makonya appeared for the state.news