MPANDAWANA – Two Zanu PF supporters; Edmore Marwizi (34) and Tinashe Marwizi (29) of Matombo village under Chief Munyikwa appeared before Gutu magistrate Victor Mahamadi facing charges of assaulting Gutu East MP, Berita Chikwama's driver.
They were charged for contravening with section 89 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 09:23 for allegedly assaulting Zvaoma Muusha.
They were remanded in custody pending ruling on the bail application that had been made by their lawyer; Owen Mafa of Mutendi, Mudisi and Shumba Legal Practitioners.
The State's facts, as presented by Millicent Azangwe, are that on May 17 at around 21:00 hrs, Muusha was in his shop at Chin'ai business centre, when Edmore and Tinashe approached and asked to see him.
Edmore allegedly stabbed Muusha once with an okapi knife on the middle and fore fingers saying he did not want to see anyone who supported Berita Chikwama.
Further allegations are that Tinashe then joined and struck Muusha once on his right thigh with a metal bar. Muusha then managed to escape from the assault and locked himself in one of the rooms at the back of the shop.
The matter was then reported to the police leading to the arrest of Edmore and Tinashe.
Muusha was medically examined.politics