A man from Mbembesi has been arrested for assaulting a 70-year-old guard with a pellet gun for flashing lights at him and his friends while he was investigating suspicious movements at a business centre.
David Mguni (28) appeared before Bulawayo Tredgold magistrate Mrs Nomagugu Maphosa last week charged with assault as defined in section 39(1)(a)(b) of the criminal law codification reform act 9:23.
Appearing for the State, Mr Owen Mugari told the court that on 23 March and around 11 pm, Japhet Zulu was on duty at Fingo Shopping Centre Mbembesi where he was guarding and was in possession of an empty pellet gun.
Zulu heard some suspicious movements and lit a hit torch to check.
The court heard that Mguni who was in the company of his friends in the dark was angry about Zulu’s actions and angrily charged at him before taking away his pellet gun and assaulting him several times all over the body.
He also broke the pellet gun. Zulu sustained serious injuries from the assault and a medical report will be produced as an exhibit.
Mguni was also charged with malicious damage to property for damaging the pellet gun that belonged to Isaac Mhlanga.
He was remanded in custody to the 12th of April for trial.
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