A KWEKWE man will rue being a landlord after he was assaulted with a pick handle by one of his tenants for “improperly” demanding rentals.
Davies Nyoni of Mbizo high-density suburb was severely assaulted with a pick handle by Asau Andrew who was incensed by his landlord’s way of requesting his dues.
It is alleged that on the fateful day, Nyoni went around his properties collecting rentals from his tenants.
Upon knocking at Andrew’s door, the tenant did not respond, prompting him to continue knocking since he could hear voices inside.
After some minutes, Andrew allegedly came out carrying a pick handle and without saying anything, used it to assault Nyoni.
Nyoni reported the matter to the police leading to Andrew’s arrest.
Andrew appeared before Kwekwe magistrate in zimbabwe Mr Lavroe Philemon last week, facing a charge of assault.
In mitigation, Andrew said he was angered by the way Nyoni approached him.
“I assaulted him because when he came to my house he was shouting at me attracting neighbours’ attention so I wanted to teach him a lesson,” Andrew said.
Andrew was sentenced to nine months in prison of which three were suspended on condition that he does not commit a similar offence in the next five years.The remaining six months were also suspended on condition that he performs 210 hours of community service at Dambudzo Primary School.