By Leeroy Mukotekwa
A fugitive from justice finally resurfaced at Kwekwe courts after being a runaway since last year.
Nation Ndlovu (23) who was expected to appear before Story Rushambwa in 2017 for public violence and vandalism to property was in no show as required by the law.
The surprised coroner quizzed Ndlovu on his sudden reappearance after being a fugitive of justice since last year.
Ndlovu said he engaged the aggrieved bar owner whose television was smashed in the violence which erupted for an out of court settlement.
“I once engaged with the complainant for an outside court settlement and the deal felt out and I was also out of town at my work place,” said Ndlovu who works as an artisanal miner. Ndlovu pleaded for the court’s clemency as he had acted on the fateful day in self defense. Bottles were being thrown to me as I tried to seek refuge I fired back some bottles and unfortunately the bar television was smashed and wrecked into smithereens,” said Ndlovu.
In passing judgement Rushambwa chastised Ndlovu for his “unacceptable wayward behavior.”
“You should pay $500 to settle the amount for the damaged property before 28 September of you will go behind for 3 months. Such acts are not acceptable in our society you should reform from dubious antics,” he said.
Habitual drunkard from Zhombe was hauled before Kwekwe Magistrates Courts being pinned with charges of public violence and malicious damage to property.
State papers attested that on the 17th October 2017 Nation Ndlovu (23) was wrecked with beer and turned violent in Mndoza Bar at Express Mine.
Ndlovu started smashing the bar television and assaulting people before he was nabbed.