A 46-year-old man from Lobengula appeared before West Commonage magistrate Mr Shepherd Munjanja for assaulting a 55-year-old rival suitor with a shovel.
Hlangabeza Mazwi appeared before the magistrate facing assault charges. He pleaded not guilty and the case was postponed to tomorrow for a trial.
The court heard that on 16 January at around 9pm, Mazwi went to Emakhandeni to visit his girlfriend and found Albert Sipetani in the house.
He was angry and stormed outside where he picked a shovel and hit Sipetani several times all over the body. Sipetani reportedly fell down and sustained a cut on the head and a fractured right hand.
He was rushed to hospital for treatment and a doctor’s report will be produced in court as evidence.
– Sunday News