Meanwhile, a soldier who had had one too many was last week fined $250 for punching a Chitungwiza woman after she demanded to know why he had fondled her at a bottle store.
Ms Sarah Kabvembe (27) of Unit O lost a tooth after George Karimupfumbi (44), based at KGIV Barracks , lost his temper at a bottle store, owned by Ms Kabvembe’s sister, also in Unit O.
The incident occurred at around 6pm on December 13 when Ms Kabvembe was seated in the bottle store where Karimupfumbi was drinking beer.
Karimupfumbi, who was drunk, fondled Kabvembe’s thigh and this angered her.
And on asking why he had done that, Karimupfumbi began pulling off Kabvembe’s braids.
The court heard that Karimupfumbi punched her on the mouth once and she lost a tooth in the scuffle.
Ms Kabvembe went to report the matter to the police leading to Karimupfumbi’s arrest.
Appearing before Chitungwiza magistrate Mr Lazarus Murendo, Karimupfumbi pleaded guilty to assault charges.
Mr Murendo slapped him with the fine.
In addition, Karimupfumbi was sentenced to a four months prison term wholly suspended on condition of good behaviour.
Mr Tatenda Mukatera prosecuted.