Teacher fined for tout bar fight

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News/worldwide - Sukul­wenkosi Dube Matutu Plumtree Cor­re­spon­dent

A PLUMTREE High School teacher has been fined $50 for en­gag­ing in a bar brawl with a lo­cal tout dur­ing a drink­ing spree.

Zibu­siso Zidla (24) was con­victed on his own plea of guilty to dis­or­derly con­duct in a pub­lic place by Plumtree mag­is­trate, Mr Li­vard Phile­mon, while his co-ac­cused, David Rwatiringa (33), pleaded not guilty.

Zidla was fined $50 or 30 days im­pris­on­ment in case of de­fault.

He told the court that Rwatiringa was the one who at­tacked him first.

How­ever, Rwatiringa also al­leged that Zidla was the one who first at­tacked him.

“I was at Dumms Palace Bar and Restau­rant when Rwatiringa just at­tacked me for a rea­son best known to him. I only re­tal­i­ated out of self de­fence but he is the one who started the brawl. At first I tried to ig­nore him but he was per­sis­tent in the at­tacks which forced me to re­spond,’’ said Zidla.

The State ap­plied for a sep­a­ra­tion of the case and Rwatiringa was re­manded in cus­tody to Au­gust 16 for trial.

Prose­cut­ing, Mrs Rose Sibanda said on June 26 at around 2AM at Dumms Palace and Restau­rant, a mis­un­der­stand­ing arose be­tween Zidla and Rwatiringa and the two men ended up fight­ing lead­ing to their ar­rest.— @DubeMatutu

Zibu­siso Zidla

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