A man from Chinhoyi found himself in a sticky situation after a vagabond stripped him naked during a violent attack.
Lazarus Ncube(31) was arrested after he assaulted Stephen Chiputire (38) of Mpata Section, Chinhoyi.
On the day in question, Ncube allegedly assaulted Chiputire and stripped him naked, before vanishing into the night with his clothes.
Ncube was recently arraigned before Chinhoyi magistrate Melody Rwizi charged with assault, New Zimbabwe reports.
It is in the States case that Chiputire was on his way home on 26 December last year when he was attacked.
It was heard that upon getting to the Single Quarters area behind Chinhoyi Clinic, he met Ncube who violently struck him on the head using an iron bar.
Chiputire fell and lost consciousness.
After recovering some moments later, Chiputire found himself naked lying in a pool of water and bleeding through a wound on the forehead sustained during the attack.
His assailant had fled the scene with his clothes and shoes.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Ncube’s arrest.
He was sentenced to 24 months in prison, of which six months were suspended for five years on condition of good behavior.
However, the court invoked a suspended three-month jail term previously set aside in another conviction, which means Ncube will effectively serve 21 months imprisonment.
In other news, iHarare reported that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) arrested two suspects in connection with the horrific murder of two Grade 1 pupils which occurred in Nyanga last week.
48-year-old Solomon Munyama and Passmore Kumbirai (age not given) were arrested for the murder of Dilan and Melissa Benza of Sambaza Village, in Nyanga. The two children were both aged 7.