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Prisoner bites off fellow inmate’s finger

Fredrick Moyo

An inmate at Masvingo Remand Prison recently appeared in court for biting off a fellow inmate’s finger during a fight.
Last Makova (33) of Mukosi clinic under Chief Shumba in Masvingo was convicted of assaulting Charlton Mazibuko by Masvingo Magistrate Consepter Ngwerume, which led to the latter losing his finger.
It was the state case as presented by prosecutor Godknows Mugondo that on June 21, 2021, at around 2100 hours, the accused Makova assaulted Charlton Mazibuko (35), in a prison cell they were sharing.
The accused person is said to have been asleep while other inmates were playing draft in the cell and he woke up, sat on a toilet seat and started pouring water on other inmates.
However, other inmates including the complainant Mazibuko tried to restrain him.
Mazibuko grabbed Makova from the front in trying to stop him and while in the process of restraining him, Makova bit him on the right cheek, and in the scuffle bit off his finger.
The matter was reported to prison officers, leading to Makova’s arrest.

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