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Man assaulted for paying wage in bond notes

Cephas Shava
MWENEZI – A
man was arrested recently for assaulting a colleague who had refused to receive
payment in bond notes and demanded rands.
Johan
Mugwari (49), of Bukuvani village under Chief Neshuro, appeared before
magistrate Mandlenkosi Ndlovu and pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting
fellow villager Kaurai Chauke.
Ndlovu
sentenced Mugwari to three months behind bars but suspended two months on
condition that he will not commit a similar offense over the next five years.
The
remaining one month was suspended on condition that he performed 105 hours of
community service at Chikadzi Primary School.
Asked
why he committed the offence, Mugwari said he was angry with the complainant
who was refusing payment in bond notes and demanding South African rands.
“After
we had finished a brick moulding piece job together, Chauke refused to be paid
in bond notes. He was insisting that the bond notes are useless papers, hence
he began to demand payment in rands,” Mugwari told the court.
The
State, through prosecutor Caroline Pasipanodya, convinced the court that on
October 10, Mugwari received payment of the job he had done with Chauke.
He
then went to his workmate’s place to give him his share, but a dispute arose
after Chauke demanded that he be paid in rands.
Mugwari
then assaulted Chauke with fists all over his body. Immediately after the
assault, Chauke rushed to the police where he filed a report leading to
Mugwari’s arrest. 

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