Man attacked with knobkerrie

Danisa Masuku

A 62-YEAR-OLD man from Ngxingweni village in Mbembesi, Matabeleland North province allegedly passed out after being hit with a knobkerrie by his neighbour after his cattle strayed into his maize field.

Mthetho Mpengesi found his neighbour William Khuboni’s cattle in his maize field and that did not go down well with him, the court heard.

He drove the cattle out of his maize field heading to Khuboni’s homestead and when he got there he found him sitting outside his bedroom hut.

A fuming Mpengesi reportedly started accusing Khuboni of failing to look after his cattle.

The court heard a misunderstanding arose between the two parties.

At the height of it, Mpengesi grabbed Khuboni by his hand before he struck him all over the body with a knobkerrie.

Khuboni who was reportedly bleeding profusely fell to the ground and later passed out.

While he was lying helplessly on the ground, Mpengesi continued thrashing him, the court heard.

He was later restrained from further hitting him by a neighbour.

Khuboni was rushed to hospital by his neighbour and his grandchildren.

Mpengesi was later arrested and appeared in court before Bulawayo regional magistrate Dambudzo Malunga facing an attempted murder charge.

He pleaded not guilty and was remanded out of custody awaiting trial.

Constance Tatenda Mathaba prosecuted.

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