Hungry man gets 8 months in jail after bashing brother following a misunderstanding over food


A 26-YEAR-OLD man from Makokoba suburb in Bulawayo has been sentenced to eight months in jail for assaulting his younger brother following a misunderstanding over food.

Khumbulani Sibanda appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Busani Sibanda charged with assault.

Khumbulani who pleaded guilty heaved a sigh of relief when three months of his sentence were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.

The remaining five months were suspended on condition that he performs 175 hours of community service at Tredgold Building which houses Bulawayo magistrates’ courts.

The court heard that on 22 May 2022 and at around 8 pm, Bongani Sibanda was cooking in the kitchen when Khumbulani entered and started demanding food.

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Angered that his younger brother had not finished cooking, Khumbulani went outside the house and came back insulting him.

He slapped him three times on the face and he sustained a swollen eye.

The matter was then reported to the police leading to Khumbulani’s arrest.

— BMetro

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