HARARE – A 34 year old Chinese man has been brought before the Mbare Magistrate’s court for allegedly pointing a firearm at his employee in a bid to chase him from the work place after an altercation.
Bailing Lee has been hauled before magistrate Rueben Mukavhi facing a charge of contravening the firearms act where he was not required to enter plea. He was remanded out of custody to March 3 on US$100 bail for his trial.
Allegations are that during the course of the last year, Humphrey Mpofu, 26, who was employed by Le mistakenly damaged his boss’ hydraulic pump during working hours. State counsel Yvonne Ndanatsei Motsi alleges that Le could not stomach it and advised his father who immediately arrived at the scene.
In ire, Le became violent and assaulted his employee several times on the face. At the height of the argument, he drew a pistol (serial number 19911A 1.45 ACP) from his pocket and pointed it at Humphrey commanding him to vacate the premises with immediate effect.
Further allegations are that the pistol was loaded with seven rounds of ammunition. The shaken Humphrey made a police report leading to Le’s arrest.
Meanwhile Humphrey is appearing at the same court facing a charge of assault. It is alleged that he thumped up his boss during the same altercation while refusing to leave the premises. He will be back in court for his trial on March 6.
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