AN attempt to restrain his workmate from fighting turned horribly wrong for a 30-year-old man from Umguza District in Matabeleland North province when he was brutally attacked by one of the parties involved in the fight.
This was heard when Mkhululi Ncube of Mavhago compound farm in Umguza appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Nomagugu Maphosa charged with assault.
For the offence Ncube was not asked to plead and was remanded out of custody to June 17.
Allegations against Ncube are that on 4 June 2022 and at around 9pm, the victim, Mgcini Tshabalala was at Mapiye Mandalay Farm drinking beer when he tried to stop Deogracious Sibanda from fighting with Ncube following a misunderstanding over a cellphone.
It is alleged that Ncube got angry and violently held Tshabalala by his collar before he headbutted him four times on his mouth.
As if that was not enough, Ncube went on to assault Tshabalala with open hands and fists several times all over his body.
The injured Tshabalala went and made a report to the police leading to the arrest of the accused, and Tshabalala was referred to hospital for treatment.