A court has sentenced a Zimbabwean man to 9 months in jail for physically assaulting a stranger who spanked his girlfriend’s buttocks.
The Victoria Falls man identified as Bornwell Sibanda and his girlfriend, whose details were not given, were reportedly walking in town on April 4 when they met Mbekezeli Mpofu who suddenly spanked the woman on her buttocks.
Angered by this, Sibanda jumped on Mpofu, slapped him once on the face before punching and kicking him on the mouth and stomach.
An injured and bleeding Mpofu was taken to Victoria Falls Hospital where he was treated and discharged. He sustained a swollen eye and swollen lower lip.
Sibanda was arrested and arraigned in court after Mpofu filed a complaint with the police. He was sentenced to 9 months in prison after he pleaded guilty while appearing before Victoria Falls magistrate Linda Dzvene.