A-36-YEAR-OLD Lupinyu man was on Monday fined $100 for assaulting his beer drinking mate and seriously injuring him in the mouth.
Anderson Ndlovu of BH18 appeared before the Victoria Falls resident magistrate Sharon Rosemani and pleaded guilty to assault.
In his defence, Ndlovu said he had lost his temper and assaulted Moses Jubane (28) after he poured beer on him when he intervened to stop a fight.
“I didn’t just attack him; I found him fighting with my friends and I tried to intervene and he got angry with me for interfering and then poured beer on me.
“That’s when I got angry and kicked him with my gumboot on the mouth and he instantly fell down and I hear he was stitched on the mouth,” he said.
Jubane told the court that he will never forgive Ndlovu because he had never bothered to apologise or pay for medical expenses he incurred.
Before fining Ndlovu, the magistrate warned him to desist from fighting with people as he would end up in jail.
“I understand you were upset, but you mustn’t fight, especially kicking someone on the mouth, worse still wearing a gumboot. You must stop doing that or else you will end up in jail,” Rosemani said.
Ndlovu was ordered to pay a $20 fine on Monday and was also given a five-week wholly suspended sentence on condition that he compensates Jubane $80 to cover for medical expenses before May 22.
The court heard that in the afternoon of April 17 at Lupinyu business centre, Ndlovu was drinking beer at a beer hall when he decided to move to another bar where he found Jubane with his friends.
Ndlovu allegedly kicked Jubane once on the mouth saying his presence annoyed him.