CHIPINGE - Five men were recently left for dead after they were viciously attacked by a gang of five men after an alteration over $1 change.
Simbarashe Matsvaire (23), Prosper Musabayana (20), Mutulisi Kaiboni (21), Samuel Sigauke (19) and Brian Guzete (26) of Gaza high-density suburb were viciously attacked by broken bootless after they demanded a $1 refund from the $3 they had paid for their transport costs from a night club to Gaza township.
They appeared at before magistrate Noah Gwatidzo while bandaged on their faces.
The five accused, Prince Zengeni (27) of 1759 Gaza O, Millan Charuma (26) of Coffee Research Station, Bright Tabana (26) of Watergate Farm, Clemence Chigidi (35) and Tagarira Chigidi (38) both of 5291 ZBS Extension appeared in court facing assault charges.
Witness Nyamundaya of the State said on the December 3, 2017 at around midnight, the complainants boarded a Mazda B200 Toyota vehicle at De Plaza Lodge for Gaza Township.
"The vehicle belonged to Shepherd Makuyana (37) who was also a passenger in the car. They agreed to pay $3 but on arrival at Total Service Station, Prince Zengeni, who was driving, told the complainants to disembark because he was no longer proceeding to Gaza.
"A misunderstanding ensued leading to the five complainants to demand a $1 refund but this did not go well with Zengeni," he said.
In a furious rage, Zengeni grabbed Kaiboni, Musabayana and Sigauke one by one and threw them out of the vehicle.
"Zengeni's co-accused persons, Tabana, Charuma and the Chigidi brothers joined in and started assaulting the complainants.
"Tabana stabbed Matsvaire with a broken bottle once on the left cheek and he fell on the ground, crawled from the scene and fled for his life.
"Charuma grabbed Musabayana by his hands while Tabana held him by the waist with Clemence Chigidi hitting him with an empty beer bottle which broke upon contact.
"Tagararira Chigidi took a piece of the broken bottle and stabbed Musabayana once on the neck, once on the cheek, once on the arm and once on the stomach.
Chigidi hit Kaiboni with his open bare hands twice and cut him with an unknown sharp object which he was holding and assaulted him again with a wooden plank all over his body," he added.
Chigidi stabbed Sigauke with a broken bottle once on the cheek and stabbed Guzete with a piece of broken bottle once on the left cheek before fleeing from the scene.local