An Inyathi man has appeared in court for attempted murder after he stoned and stabbed a fellow villager who had refused to give him music discs.
Report by Khulani Nkabinde
Musawenkosi Mpofu (18) appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Chrispen Mberewere on Monday charged with attempted murder, as defined under Section 89 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.
Prosecutor Masimba Saruwaka told the court that on April 28, the accused approached the complainant, Godwill Mleya, at his homestead and asked him to lend him some music discs.
“The complainant refused to give the discs to the accused arguing that they belonged to somebody else,” he said.
“The accused got angry and stoned the complainant once on the left cheek, flooring him in the process.
“The accused then allegedly drew a knife and stabbed the complainant once in the chest, twice on the left shoulder and once on the left arm, injuring him badly.”
Saruwaka said a report was made to the police, leading to Mpofu’s arrest.
Mberewere remanded Mpofu in custody to June 26 for trial.