Bryn Mteki bashed
11 January 2017
ROOTS music exponent Bryn Mteki was allegedly given a thrashing by his employee on Christmas Day following an altercation over food that was being sold at their workplace.
Mteki hauled his employee Tinashe Uta to Mbare magistrates’ court where he was charged with assault.
Uta is also alleged to have given Emmanuel Mashaya a thorough hiding for trying to intervene during the scuffle.
He denied the charges before magistrate Shelly Zvenyika who remanded him out of custody to February 2.
It is the State’s case that on December 25 last year at Saratoga Nite Club in Machipisa Shopping Centre, Highfield, Uta was drunk and he started eating food which was for sale.
It was reported Mteki told him to stop eating the food that was meant for sale, raising the ire of Uta.
At the height of the argument, it is alleged, Uta slapped Mteki and plucked some of his dreadlocks.
Whilst he was assaulting Mteki, Mashaya tried to stop him but to no avail as went on to assault him with an empty bottle, and bit his finger.
Mashaya sustained some injuries and the medical affidavits can be produced in court.
Daniel Muchimbiri appeared for the State.