Give me more food or I smash you!
These words could be befitting for the actions of a “greedy” Victoria Falls man who repeatedly punched his younger brother accusing him of giving him a small portion of food.
Makhosi Moyo (25) who is employed at Zimpost Victoria Falls branch narrated how on Monday last week his elder brother Mqhelisi Sibanda (30) demanded that he shares a breakfast meal with him.
Showing the sharing is caring spirit, Moyo gave a portion of his meal to his elder brother Sibanda who however, was not content with what he was given and asked for more.
A misunderstanding ensued resulting in the elder brother “disciplining” the complainant.
The two stayed together at number 3130 in Chinotimba suburb.
Sibanda was charged with physical abuse when he appeared before Victoria Falls magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nine months in jail.
The magistrate suspended three months for five years on condition of good behaviour before suspending the remaining six months on condition that Sibanda completes 210 hours of community service at Victoria Falls magistrates’ courts.
The prosecutor, Asher Chindedza, said Sibanda punched his younger brother several times on the head leaving him swollen.
A jacket that Moyo was wearing was also torn.
“On the first day of March at around 8am, the accused and complainant had a misunderstanding over the issue of sharing food. The accused then assaulted the complainant several times with fists on the head,” said the prosecutor.
Moyo did not go to hospital to seek treatment.
Narrating his ordeal, Moyo said: “I recall on the 1st of March I was eating my own meal when my brother asked me to share with him. I gave him a portion of the meal but he insisted that he needed more. A misunderstanding arose and he started assaulting me using fists.”
Sibanda fled from home when his younger brother told him that he was going to the police to file a report.
He was later arrested.