A policeman, Constable Wizdom Njanji, who was manning the Mbizo Police Post charge office, lost his nipple during a savage attack at the hands of a suspect arrested for disorderly behaviour in a public place.
On November 13, Dhlomo Mduduzi (31) allegedly attacked Njanji in the charge office, while the policeman tried to get his details for the purposes of processing a fine.
"The suspect, who had been arrested for disorderly conduct, refused to give police officers his name for the purposes of processing a fine. Njanji, who was in the charge office at that time, tried to force Mduduzi to submit his name, but he got angry and attacked the officer, biting him on the chest," read the State outline.
Mduduzi, who appeared in court Thursday, pleaded guilty to assaulting the policeman and biting off his nipple, but said he was unaware that he was attacking a policeman since Njanji was not in uniform.
Provincial magistrate Taurai Manuwere sentenced Mduduzi to 10 months in prison, but suspended six months for five years on condition of good behaviour, while the other four months were suspended on condition he pays a $500 fine.
Manuwere condemned the act of violence, saying Mduduzi had shown utter disrespect by attacking a policeman in a police station.