Machete attack over $2 earns man 5-year jail term

Tobias Muchimba (27) of Victoria Falls, was sentenced to 5 years in jail for attempted murder. He pleaded guilty to the charge after appearing before Hwange magistrate Dambudzo Malunga.  Muchimba asked for leniency for striking Remigious Nkomazana (22) with a machete after a misunderstanding over a $2 debt.

Prosecutor Tomupei Mbiza said:

On August 28 at 5PM along the road near Mununa Primary School, the accused struck the complainant several times on the head and on both hands using a machete after an argument over $2.

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