File Photo: Lusaka Magistrate Court.
Rabecca Banda writes
A Lusaka man has been dragged to court for assaulting another man.
Appearing at the Lusaka magistrates court before magistrate Chinunda Chiwaula was Daniel Mweenya 30 a student of Ibex Hill accused of assaulting Bernard Zulu causing him actual bodily harm..
Particulars of the offence before the court were that Mweenya on November 4 2020 allegedly assaulted Zulu.
Mwenya who took plea before magistrate Chiwaula admitted the charge.
He explained that he punched the complainant on the right side of the face with a fist and the face became swollen.
Magistrate: why did you punch him?
Mwenya: it was out of self defence, it was not my intention to hurt him.
Magistrate: Did he allow you to punch him?
Mwenya: No he did not.
Magistrate: are you allowed to hit a person or cause bodily harm to them.
Mwenya: No when I hit him, I made a mistake and I regret it.
Mweenya apologised to court for his actions towards the complainant.
The court adjourned the matter for facts, record and sentencing while his bail is extended.