A MUTARE bouncer (monya) is in trouble with the law after he allegedly threatened to assault a company director if he did not withdraw criminal charges that were preferred against him in a separate case before the courts.
Occasion Chimwendo, who was represented by Mr Nicholas Nhambura, recently pleaded not guilty to the threat charges when he appeared before Mr Innocent Bepura.
He was granted $50 bail and the case will go for trial on May 16. Mr Fletcher Karombe prosecuted.
Allegations were that on March 10, the complainant, Samson Sibanda, was coming from Mutare Provincial Hospital in the company of Milner and Mildred Mwanjira when they stopped at Zuva Service Station to buy drinks.
Chimwendo allegedly approached the complainant and threatened to assault him if he fails to withdraw the charges against him.
He charged at the complainant and told him that he would cut off his legs if he did not take heed of his demands.
The court heard that after threatening the complainant, the suspect took off.
Mr Karombe had opposed the granting of bail on the grounds that the police were yet to record statements from two more witnesses and therefore letting the suspect free would result in interference.
Mr Bepura, however, said, as per the new Constitution, bail is everyone’s right and the State should have recorded the statements before arresting the suspect.