Chief Serima, born Vengai Rushwaya, (47) of Rossal Farm Chatsworth on Tuesday, October 09, appeared in the Gutu Magistrates' Court facing the charges of assault.
He was charged for contravening Section 89(1) (a) of The Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.
Magistrate Victor Mahamadi postponed the matter to October 24 for continuation of trial.
State facts, as presented by Millicent Azangwe, are that on March 29 at around 19:00 hrs, Rushwaya was in his car which was parked near Flyover Nightclub at Chatsworth business centre when Raphael Mudahondo arrived.
Mudahondo greeted him by way of shaking hands and Rushwaya told him to remove his hat if he was serious in greeting him but Mudahondo refused. Mudahondo then left as he was about to go home but Rushwaya disembarked from his car and grabbed him from the back.
He then called two other unidentified people who were in a tractor which was closeby to assist him in further assaulting Mudahondo.
Rushwaya dragged Mudahondo for about 50 metres away from the place to the middle of the dusty Chatsworth-Zimuto Road and started hitting him with fists several times on his body.
Acting in concert with the two accomplices, Rushwaya further kicked Mudahondo with booted feet twice on his private parts and left him unconscious.
Moments later, Mudahondo gained consciousness and discovered that the three assailants were gone and he went to report the matter to the police leading to Rushwaya's arrest.local