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    Employee in the President’s office in court for head-butting council worker


    - An employee in the President's office in Gweru has appeared in court facing charges of assault after he allegedly hit a female council worker with a broom stick, head-butted her several times before hitting her against a wall.
    The matter was heard at the Gweru courts by Magistrate  Nkosilathi  Magama (24)  who resides in Mkoba 7  in Gweru and is employed in the President's office was granted $30 bail and was asked to come back to court on July 8, 2016.
    Magama allegedly assaulted Hloniphani Sithole (31) of Mkoba 6 who is employed as a general hand at Gweru City Council. The court led by Lloyd Mavhiza heard that on June 21 2016 at around 230pm, the complainant was at work sweeping near the accused person's cocktail bar at Mkoba 6 Business Centre and the accused person's wife Tabeth Chikohora who was also sweeping then spilled rubbish onto the area which had already been swept by the complainant.
    It is alleged that the complainant then told the accused's wife to pick up the rubbish and throw it into the bin. The accused person came out of the bar and started to shout at the complainant.
    The court heard that the accused took the broom which was being used by his wife and continued to sweep. The accused person then collected the rubbish with a dust pan and tried to throw into the bin but missed it since the complainant had moved the bin aside. The accused then assaulted the complainant with the broom once on the neck and once on the left arm. He is alleged to have grabbed the complainant and pulled her into his bar and hit her several times against the wall.
    He is also said to have head-butted the complainant three times on the face and the complainant sustained neck pains and lacerations on the lower….. The complainant then proceeded to ZRP Mkoba to file a report.
    The complainant was examined and a medical report and the broom were produced in court as exhibit.
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