Paul Pindani in Chinhoyi
A Chinhoyi man has been fined $20 000 for letting let his vicious pit-bull on a seven-year-old minor.
Stanley Mwale, 42, who resides in Mapako Phase 2 appeared before Chinhoyi Provincial Magistrate Tapiwa Banda charged with letting a vicious dog at large.
He pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $20 000 or spend 30 days in jail.
Prosecuting, Tinoziva Chipupuri told the court that on June 17 the minor was at home with his uncle Richard Zulu.
He then had a misunderstanding with his uncle, who was alleging that he had stolen some biscuits from a nearby market.
Zulu took a wooden stick trying to discipline him and the minor rushed outside the gate towards Mwale’s main gate.
While outside, his uncle grabbed him and started assaulting him using the wooden stick.
Mwale heard the minor child crying outside the gate.
He opened the gate trying to establish what was happening and at that moment, he let his pit-bull run to the minor who was crying and bit him on the forehead, upper lip and both legs.
Mwale tried to refrain his dog from further biting the minor but it overpowered him until he was helped by his workmate Ackim Moenda.
The minor made a police report leading to Mwale’s arrest.