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Form Four student stones teacher

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This came to light when Bongani Dube (18) of Number 309 Empumalanga Township appeared before Hwange magistrate, Mr Peter Tomupeyi Madhibha, facing a charge of assault.

It is the State’s case that on 22 September this year the complainant, Mr Pride Gama (22) of Number 440 Empumalanga Township went into the classroom where he found Dube making noise with friends and asked him to leave his class since he had not even registered to write the subject at O-Level.

Dube refused to get out of the classroom and continued making noise, disrupting Mr Gama who was teaching.

The court heard that he later left the classroom on his own volition and waited outside to ambush his unsuspecting teacher.

When Mr Gama walked out of the classroom, Dube is alleged to have immediately hurled a big stone at him resulting in his teacher sustaining head injuries.

After hitting the teacher Dube then ran away and did not come back to school. The complainant then made a report to the police leading to the arrest of Dube.

In his defence Dube told the court that he hit his teacher as he was afraid that he was going to beat him as he had earlier on removed his watch and tie in a bid to discipline him.

He pleaded guilty and was remanded out of custody to 21 December. Mr Sifelumusa Fuzane prosecuted.

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