The incident in question took place earlier this year when Mugabe allegedly slapped a man named Robert Karimbika during a visit to his friend Nkatazo Sindiso’s residence in Harare’s Strathaven suburb.
According to court documents, Mugabe arrived at Nkatazo’s place and left his driver in the car. In his absence, the driver reportedly instructed Karimbika to clean the vehicle.
When Mugabe returned and found Karimbika cleaning, he accused him of urinating on his car, despite Karimbika’s attempts to explain the situation.
Mugabe then approached Karimbika and slapped him on the left side of his cheek.
The assault was halted by Mugabe’s driver.
Mugabe, who has a history of controversy, was also accused of causing damage to Nkatazo’s vehicles and property worth approximately US$12,000 while allegedly under the influence of alcohol during the same incident.
Following the warrant of arrest, Mugabe left the court accompanied by his lawyer, Ashiel Mugiya, who stated that his client was advised to discuss the matter with his friend at home.
This is not the first time that one of the Mugabe brothers has faced legal trouble involving violence.
Mugabe’s younger brother, Bellarmine Chatunga, was also issued with an arrest warrant in April of this year for failing to appear in court in a case where he allegedly confronted the driver of the Home Affairs Minister, Kazembe Kazembe.
The confrontation reportedly led to the smashing of the car’s window panel and an assault on the driver, Lazarus Pairemanzi.
Chatunga, along with accomplice Tatenda Chinyuku, was arrested for the violent act.
As Mugabe Junior’s legal troubles continue to mount, the reputation of the Mugabe family remains under scrutiny.
With a warrant of arrest issued against him, Mugabe Junior joins his younger brother in facing potential legal consequences for their involvement in violent incidents.
The developments in these cases will undoubtedly attract public attention and further impact the family’s image in Zimbabwe.