A 41-YEAR-OLD Jambezi man was arraigned before the Victoria Falls Magistrates’ Court facing allegations of striking his neighbour on the forehead with an axe.
Andrew Ncube of BH 45 village under Chief Shana pleaded not guilty to attempted murder when he appeared before Victoria Falls resident magistrate Sharon Rosemani and was remanded in custody to May 8 for trial.
Ncube denied the charge saying he did not strike Thulani Moyo (26) with the actual axe but instead used the axe handle.
He said Moyo already had a wound from being previously axed by someone.
“I do not admit that I struck him with the sharp end of an axe, instead I used a handle to beat him where he was axed by someone else,” said Ncube.
The court heard that on April 7, Ncube had a misunderstanding with Moyo after his (Moyo) donkey had grazed in his (Ncube) field.
As they were quarrelling, Ncube struck Moyo once with an axe on his forehead and he sustained a deep cut and fell unconscious.
Moyo was ferried to Victoria Falls hospital where he was admitted and Ncube was arrested.