Fungai Lupande Court Reporter
Losing Zanu-PF candidate for Hatfield constituency Acie Lumumba yesterday appeared in court on allegation of assaulting a reveller at a city bar.
Lumumba (26) of No. 16 Westminister, corner Sixth Street and Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Nomsa Sabarauta facing assault charges.Lumumba was remanded to September 11 on US$100 bail. As part of his bail conditions, Lumumba was ordered to reside at the given address and not to interfere with State witnesses until the matter is finalised.
Complainant in the matter is Norman Bvikwa (31).
Prosecutor Shambadzeni Fungura alleged that on July 11 this year Bvikwa was drinking beer at King Bar located at corner Sixth Street and Kwame Nkrumah.
While enjoying himself inside the bar, Bvikwa was informed that his young brother was in a brawl with other people outside the bar, it is alleged.
The court heard that Bvikwa went outside to investigate but failed to locate his brother.
It is alleged that he decided to go back in the bar and on his way back he was approached by Lumumba who was in the company of three people.
Lumumba accused Bvikwa of being the colleague of the person who had caused trouble outside the bar.
Lumumba allegedly introduced himself before slapping Bvikwa. It is alleged that Lumumba’s accomplices joined in and started punching and kicking Bvikwa.
Bvikwa allegedly sustained injuries and was rushed to hospital.
He dropped his cell phone at the scene and it was picked by one of the accused.
Lumumba was arrested on August 4 and the court is in possession of Bvikwa’s medical affidavit.