MUTARE – A Penhalonga man has been caged eight months for stabbing his friend over a $231 debt.
Alluis Tsiga, 27, of Tsvingwe Township, was convicted after a full trial by magistrate Tendai Mahwe.
He was charged with assault as defined in Section 89 of Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.
It was the State’s case that Tsiga visited his friend on May 6 at around 2200 hours demanding his money back.
The complainant reportedly denied owing Tsiga any money, which infuriated him.
In a fit of rage, Tsiga allegedly drew a knife from his pocket and stabbed the complainant on the right side of the stomach.
The complainant screamed for help, forcing Tsiga to run away.
He then made a police report the next morning, leading to Tsiga’s arrest.
A medical report confirmed that he sustained a cut on the right side of the stomach which was caused by a sharp object.
Brighton Shamuyarira was prosecuting.