Soldier jailed one year
30 Nov 2019 at 14:49hrs | Views
A ZIMBABWE NATIONAL ARMY sergeant was sentenced to one year in prison for assaulting a couple at Yolanda Bar.
Tinashe Madiro, 34, pleaded guilty on all charges when he appeared before Harare magistrate Richard Ramabowa charged with assault.
Madiro was facing two counts of assault and issuing threats of future violence.
On count one, he was ordered to pay a fine of $200 or to stay in prison for one month.
For issuing threats of violence, he was ordered to pay a fine of $300 or to stay in prison for three months.
Initially, Madiro was sentenced to 18 months in prison before six months were suspended on condition that he must not commit any offence in the next five years and the remaining 12 months will be effective.
The State proved that around 4pm at 9 Nelson Mandela, the complainants were at Yolanda Bar when Madiro and his friend who escaped when the police officers came were drinking before Madiro slapped the complainant's breasts whilst passing in front of him.
She was insulted with obscenities and was told that she was a prostitute.
The complainant went to tell her husband who was in the bar's office to rescue her but the complainant's husband was also assaulted and sustained injuries on his right eye.
The State went on to prove that whilst at the police offices, Madiro threatened the complainant saying he was going to deal with them once the police officers were done with their job thereby instilling fear in the complainant.