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Boy (16) nabbed after beating up friend over spilt beer

by Staff Reporter
25 Aug 2017 at 18:59hrs | Views
A 16-YEAR-OLD Bulilima teenager has been arrested after beating up his friend for spilling his beer by mistake during a drinking spree.

The teenager from Ngwana area who cannot be named for ethical reasons was discharged with a caution after he appeared before Plumtree magistrate, Joshua Mawere facing assault charges.

Mawere warned the teenager against engaging in criminal activities at such a young age.

"At your age you shouldn't be drinking and let alone engaging in fights over beer. Let this be a warning to you because if you are found on the wrong side of the law again this time you won't be pardoned," he said.

Prosecuting, Zorodzai Pengapenga said the teenager was drinking beer with a 20-year-old man at Ngwana Business Centre at around 7pm.

He said Ncube mistakenly spilled the teenager's beer which angered him.

"The teenager confronted Ncube over the incident and went on to pick up a brick and struck him once on the face. Ncube was referred to Plumtree District Hospital for treatment and the matter was reported to the police resulting in the teenager's arrest," he said.

In another incident a 15-year-old Plumtree teenager has also been cautioned after he was arrested for stealing a DVD player and P180 from a neighbour's house.

The juvenile pleaded guilty to unlawful entry when he appeared before Plumtree magistrate Mawere.

He was, however, cautioned and discharged after the magistrate took into consideration that some of the stolen goods were recovered.

Prosecuting, Pengapenga said the juvenile unlawfully entered Ms Gracious Chagwiza's house in Madubes Suburb in Plumtree while she was away.

"On 13 July around 8am Ms Chagwiza left her DVD player in her sitting room and left P180 on a coffee table in her bedroom as she went to a tuckshop. She closed all the windows and locked the doors.

"During her absence the juvenile went to Ms Chagwiza's house and took her keys from an abandoned car within the yard. The teenager gained entry into the house and took the DVD player and the money and went away unnoticed," said Pengapenga.

He said Ms Chagwiza returned home and found that someone had stolen her valuables. She reported the matter to the police and investigations led to the arrest of the juvenile.

The DVD player and P10 were recovered from him.


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