In a disturbing revelation, a man from Figtree has been living in fear for his life after his former employer threatened to end his life when he quit his job as a herdsman for a better-paying one.
iHarare has learnt of the nasty incident through state media. Reports reaching this publication reveal that Mr Qhubani Moyo (48) of Khuphukani Village under Chief Skhobokhobo was allegedly threatened with death by his former employer Davison Masina of Harrisvale suburb after he had told him that he was quitting his job for a better paying one. A fracas is reported to have ensued soon after as Masina could not stomach the news. Enraged, Masina who was armed with a knobkerrie, held Moyo by the collar and threatened to fatally shoot him the next time they would meet.
Out of fear, Moyo sprinted to the police station to seek salvation from the law enforcement agents, leading to Masina’s subsequent arrest.
The matter came to light before Bulawayo magistrate Mr Shepherd Munjanja.
Prosecuting, Mr Nathan Marime told the court that the incident happened on December 29 last year at around 9 PM at Mphahambe Plot in Umguza. He also told the court that :
The accused person went on threaten the complainant saying he was going to shoot and kill him if ever they met.
The accused person approached me when I was in Mr Tshede’s car who was soon to be my employer. He demanded that I give him $5 from the $110 he had paid me for the days I had worked which was half of my salary.
The complainant said the $5 was for the day I had not worked for. In addition, he said I was banned from Ward 9 and that he was going to shoot me if ever he saw me again.
Masina pleaded not guilty to a charge of threats of future violence.
Masina was remanded out of custody to February 25 for continuation of trial.