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Zanu-PF supporter who beat up a child over Chamisa slogan convicted at court

by Simbarashe Sithole
20 Aug 2018 at 22:33hrs | Views
An overzealous Mvurwi ZANU PF supporter who went berserk and whipped a six-year-old boy for chanting an MDC Alliance slogan a week after elections was convicted yesterday.

The 37-year-old Norman Mafa of Gemu farm Mvurwi was convicted by Guruve resident magistrate Shingirai Mutiro after full trial.

According to court papers on the 6th of August Mafa who was clad in his party regalia met a group of young boys between the ages' of six and seven.

The boys started chanting Chamisa's slogans, enraging Mafa who subsequently picked a stick and chased after the boys.

He caught up with the complainant and whipped him severely only to release him after noticing bloody injuries.

In his defence Mafa said he was not in his normal sense when he committed the crime since he was under the influence of alcohol.

"Your worship l do not recall this offense because l was not in my senses since l was drunk, may this honourable court forgive me l have a big family to look after, "lamented Mafa.

Mutiro sentenced him to 12 months imprisonment, three suspended on condition of good behaviour for five years, the remaining nine were suspended on condition he performs 315 hours community service at Nhangura primary. Miss Spiwe Makarichi represented the state.

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