Man jailed for attempted murder


GWERU — A 21-year-old man who stabbed a man who was fighting with his brother, has been slapped with an effective seven-year jail term for attempted murder.

By Stephen Chadenga, OWN CORRESPONDENT

David Sibanda of Cheshire Farm in Gweru stabbed Tinashe Masara of Shropshire Farm, Gweru, once in the stomach resulting in part of his intestines protruding.

Gweru regional magistrate Morgan Nemadire sentenced Sibanda to 10 years in prison.

Two years were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.

A further one year was suspended on condition the accused pays $567 to the complainant by September 30, for the medical expenses he incurred.

The State’s case was that on August 11 last year, at around 9pm, the accused and complainant were drinking beer at Cheshire Farm.

Sibanda’s brother Nelson walked into the bar and demanded that the complainant buy him beer.

The complainant, however, refused and Nelson poured beer on him and pushed Masara outside the bar, where a scuffle between the two ensued.

Sibanda then followed outside and produced a knife before stabbing Masara once on the abdomen with a knife.
The complainant sustained a deep stab wound of the abdomen and a bunch of intestines slipped out.