GUTU-Magistrate Mitchell Panavanhu has fined a member of the President’s Office (CIO) stationed in Gutu ZWL$300 000 for biting the finger of a patron during a bar scuffle.
Tatenda Chinyemba (26) was fined for biting Tawanda Zvomusha’s finger when he appeared in court yesterday.
The incident happened on February 17, 2023, at In and Out Bar near Gutu Garage.
Circumstances are that Chinyemba met Zvomusha at the bar and quizzed him over his identity details which he revealed to him.
Chinyemba then allegedly continued pestering him over what he was doing in Gutu.
He allegedly strangled Zvomusha and slapped him three times before biting his right-hand thump. The thump was left with a deep cut.
A medical report was produced in court.
In his defence, Chinyemba told the court that he did not strangle or slap Zvomusha.
He said he only bit his finger when it slid into his mouth after the former poked him in the face during an argument.
Kudakwashe Muza prosecuted.