KUDAKWASHE Mahachi’s brother-in-law has appeared in court for allegedly assaulting the beleaguered footballer’s best friend.
Paul Sixpence (37), who is married to Mahachi’s sister, Meline Mahachi, stands accused of the crime of assault as defined in section (89/1) of the criminal law (codification and reform) act chapter 9:23.
He appeared before magistrate Nomagugu Maphosa.
The complainant, Zibusiso Hadebe (35) from New Magwegwe alleges that on the 13th of June, in Mzilikazi, Sixpence unlawfully assaulted him with fists several times and pulled out of the car he was driving “seat intending to cause Zibusiso Hadebe bodily harm or realizing that there was a risk or possibility that bodily harm might result and inflicted injuries on Zibusiso Hadebe’s body.
The State alleges that the complainant was in company of his friend, Kudakwashe Mahachi and was sitting in the car whilst his friend was talking to his sister Meline Mahachi when the accused person approached the complainant saying in Ndebele language “liyasijwayela” meaning to say “you undermine us” in English language and assaulted him with fist several times on the face and also pulled him from the seat.
The accused person is said to have then snatched the car keys and went into the house and returned it after some time.
The complainant made a police report leading to the arrest of the accused. The complainant sustained no visible injuries and he did not seek any medical attention.
According to the State, the accused person had no lawful right to act in that manner that he did.