Vendor in trouble for biting municipal police officer

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A 26-YEAR-OLD Marondera vendor, who bit a municipal cop on the hand for impounding her goods, was yesterday slapped with a nine-month jail term after being convicted for assault.

BY Our Correspondent

Sorotina Mharira, of Rujeko high-density suburb, pleaded guilty to the charges of biting Mercy Gafu, when she appeared before magistrate, Jabulani Mzinyathi.

Mharira will not do time in jail after three months were suspended on condition of good behaviour, while the other six were set aside on condition she performed 210 hours of community service at Dombotombo Housing offices.

The court heard that on the day in question, Mharira was selling tomatoes at Masamvu Supermarket, while Gafu, who works at Marondera Municipality, was on duty.

Acting on municipal powers, Gafu seized Mharira’s tomatoes together with a basket, as she was selling her products at an undesignated place.

The move did not go down well with Mharira, who bit Gafu’s left hand, causing her to drop the basket in pain.

The court heard, Gafu then went to the hospital and was treated after paying $10, which she was also claiming from Mharira.

In passing sentence, the magistrate warned Mharira and other vendors to abide by council by-laws.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Amagastrate you should warn Mugabe and company against overstaying in power and destroying the once thriving economy.

  2. Thats an overzealous magistrate 9months for such an incident am not sympathising the the municipal worker cause when the wares are impounded where do they go the worker take them home umurume futi.

  3. vana veZimbabwe vatambura.MABASA ACHO AKUNA MODA KUTI VANHU VAITE SEI?THERE IS NEED FOR A NEW ADMINISTRATION IN ZIMBABWE TOTALLY DIVORCED FROM ZANU PF WITH FRESH IDEAS.THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS TOTALLY FAILED.LETS GO IN NUMBERS IN 2018 AND VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE BECAUSE THIS IS ABNORMAL AND COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE.WE ARE ALL ZIMBABWEANS AND DESERVE TO ENJOY OUR LIVES THEIR FREE FROM INTIMIDATION AND HARASSMENT

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