A Zimra boss based in Chiredzi has been convicted and fined $15 for using abusive language against a subordinate.
Lloyd Mubingi who is a station manager violated Section 88C of the Postal and Telecommunications Act Chapter 12:05 when he threatened Joseph Mutezo, a Revenue Officer.
Mubingi appeared before Magistrate Rodgers Mawarire on December 19, 2018 for judgment and sentence after the magistrate heard arguments from both Mubingi and the State.
Mawarire said that the State convinced the court that indeed Mubingi used offensive and false telephone messages to threaten Mutezo.
On February 10, 2018 Mubingi made a phone call to Mutezo who was on duty in Chisumbanje. He shouted at him and told him “wakajaidzwa ini handisi mukadzi wako ndokurova usauye padhuze neni uchitaura izvozvo (You are a spoiled brat. Don’t treat me like I am your wife. If you repeat that and you are standing near me, I will beat you up”.
Alternatively Mubingi is going serve 14 days in prison. Mubingi’s lawyer Emmanuel Chibudu of Kwirira and Magwaliba Attorneys was indicated that he will appeal against both conviction and sentence at Masvingo High Court.
Nowell Muranda prosecuted.