By Judith Sibanda
A 52-year-old Victoria Falls taxi driver who assaulted a schoolchild for blocking him with his bicycle while the learner was making his way to school has been slapped with a four-month jail sentence.
Edson Chisare from Mkhosana high-density suburb appeared before Victoria Falls magistrate Linda Dzvene charged with contravening Section 89 (1) (a) and the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act chapter 9: 23, Assault.
He pleaded guilty and was convicted accordingly.
The state presented by Audrey Mukanganya said on November 8 at around 7 am and at Shalom Primary School, the accused who was driving past the school was blocked by the 12-year-old learner who was riding a bicycle intending to enter the school premises.
According to a medical report produced in court, the pupil did not sustain any permanent injuries following the assault.
Chisare, will, however, avoid jail if he pays a $10 000 fine.