|Mahendere judgment postponed|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:24|
JUDGMENT in the case in which gospel musician Amos Mahendere is accused of assaulting a kombi driver following an altercation over the volume of a radio has been postponed to July 18.
Chitungwiza magistrate Ms Rumbidzai Mugwagwa deferred the ruling after the defence failed to file its written submissions on the application for a discharge at the close of the State case on June 29.
Mahendere (36), is jointly charged with his accomplices Washington Tapfumaneyi (27) of Unit G and Moses Chonse (26) of Unit N in Chitungwiza.
He allegedly used the butt of the gun to assault Nyika.
The two disembarked from the kombi together with the conductor.
They pushed the conductor aside and charged towards him.
Mahendere arrived at the scene armed with a pistol and allegedly withdrew it before pointing the weapon at Nyika’s chest. He then hit him with the gun’s butt three
times on the face, alleges the State.
The court also heard that after the assault, Mahendere dragged Nyika into the kombi and removed keys from the ignition before punching him in the face.