By ANDREW MUKOMA
A Livingstone Mgistrate Court has sentenced a 33-year-old deaf to five months imprisonment with hard labour for wounding someone he claimed was mocking him over his disability at a bar.
Nyambe Simushi of House number F 11 of Kashitu Township, Livingstone was convicted of unlawful wounding.
On October 28, this year in Livingstone while drinking, Simushi wounded Given Mubiana with a bottle after the later mocked the former due to his status.
The case came before Magistrate Michael Mulalelo.
On the material day around 22:00 hours, Mr Mubiana was drinking with his friends at Mwala bar in Zambezi Sawmills Township when the incident happened.
Apparently, Simushi charged at Mr Mubiana and stabbed him with a broken bottle on his shoulder on an allegation that he was mocking and laughing at him.
Mr Mubiana was only rescued by his friends, who also managed to apprehend Simushi and took him to Dambwa central police station.
The victim was then rushed to the hospital where he was treated for the wounds and Simushi was charged and arrested for unlawful wounding.
In mitigation, Simushi said he was drunk and did not know what he was doing. He pleaded for forgiveness.
But in sentencing Simushi, the magistrate said the offence which convict committed was very serious and therefore deserved to be punished.
He sentenced Simushi to six months imprisonment with hard labour, but suspended for 24 months.