A CHRISTMAS party turned tragic for a Bulawayo man who suffered a broken arm after being assaulted for switching off the radio when others still wanted to make merry.
Professor Dube of Springs Farm was left nursing a broken arm after he was assaulted by Fortune Ncube (40) of the same farm on December 24 last year for “switching off the radio”.
For the offence, Ncube appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Tinashe Tashaya facing an assault charge.
Ncube was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody to January 11.
For the state, Nkathazo Dlodlo told the court that on Christmas Eve, the two were at a Christmas party at Jophum Mine in Kensington along with other guests playing music and drinking beer.
“At around 4:30pm the owner of the radio came and took his radio home and the party went silent as there was no more music. Ncube asked Dube why there was no more music and the latter told him the owner of the system had taken his radio home,” said Dlodlo.
Dlodlo said a misunderstanding ensued as Ncube accused Dube of switching off the radio.
“Ncube grabbed Dube by his right hand and forcibly held it and used his right knee to break it”.
A report was made to police leading to Ncube’s arrest.