Pain in the bum

Christinah Motlhabane

Zim man walks free after harassing the cops and nurses.

An unruly drunkard found himself on the wrong side of the law on Thursday for harassing police officers and nurses on Wednesday night.

A barefoot and remorseful Zimbabwean native, Clever Chuma, 18, was handed a wholly suspended three-month prison term by the Phase IV Customary court for common nuisance.

On the previous night Chuma was spotted by residents of Newstance lying by the roadside.

Worried that he risked being run over by a car, residents called the police.

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When the cops woke him up from his drunken stupor, Chuma immediately lost it, picking stones and hurling them at the officers.

The police finally managed to restrain him and took him to Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital for a medical check-up.

The Voice heard that Upon arrival at the hospital Chuma then turned his rage on hospital staff, hurling insults and threatening violence.

However on Thursday before Court President Gani Moses, a sober and shy Chuma pleaded guilty and begged court for leniency.

“I am really sorry for what I did, and I will never repeat it. It was my first time drinking and I had no idea I was sleeping in on the road,” he said.

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Visibly shaken, and fearing for the worst, Chuma told court that he ended up on the road after escaping a mob from one of the drinking spots in the area.

Further pleading for mercy, Chuma told court that he’s the one taking care of his mother and his siblings who are in Zimbabwe.

His charm worked as Moses gave him a suspended prison term.

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Court however further ordered that he be flogged for entering the country illegally, and after four strokes, Chuma left court with a painful reminder on his backside.

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