SHURUGWI – A man from Shurugwi has been remanded in prison after he attacked a neighbour for answering his cellphone with an ED Pfee salutation.
Evidence Makara (32) left the court in stitches after he told Shurugwi resident magistrate Sangster Tavengwa that he was provoked by Thembinkosi Mayoyo when he answered his call by using ED Pfee for salutation.
Makara who is from Hidden Treasure, Shurugwi was remanded to Friday 31 August 2018 for trial.
It is the State case that on August 3 at around mid-night Makara called Mayoyo with a private number. Mayoyo answered the call using the salutation ED pfee.
An offended Makara then told Mayoyo that ndimi makatikanganisira zvinhu (it’s you who failed us in the elections). At round 6am Makara headed for Mayoyo’s place and allegedly hit him with a stone before setting his dogs on the complainant and his wife Perpetual Damba.
Makara who is being represented by Mapfumo Mavese pleaded not guilty to both counts and said that Mayoyo had provoked him when he answered the phone by saying ED pfee.
Makara said he had only called to enquire about his offer letter and receipts pertaining to land tax. He added that there was bad blood between him and Damba
Pride Gomera prosecuted.