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50 Year Old In Court For Assaulting 71 year Old He Accused Of Witchcraft

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By Pamela Machidha

A 50-year -old has appeared before the Zvishavane Magistrate’s court facing charges of assault after he beat up a neighbour he accused of bewitching his ill daughter.  

It was the state’s case that on the 7th of September around 1900hours the accused Patson Moyo of Shanangura village under Chief Mapanzure in Zvishavane went to the complainant 71-year-old Micho Mapolisa’s homestead with his son and insulted the complainant whom he accused of witchcraft.

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The court heard that the accused went on to strike Mapolisa once on the chest with a walking stick. The complainant sustained a swollen chest.

The accused pleaded guilty to the charge and Magistrate Archie Wochiunga remanded him out of custody to the 23rd of September.


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