Soccer star David Mandigora appears in court


He also insulted his fellow tenant after he asked him about his behaviour.

Mandigora (42), of 37 Kabot Drive, Buena Vista, in Bulawayo, is not the popular former Dynamos coach, but one who shares the name.

This Mandigora, whose middle name is Washington, on Friday indicated that he was admitting to malicious damage to property and threats of violence as defined by Section 140 and 41(b) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act respectively, when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate, Ms Charity Maphosa.

He was remanded out of custody on his own cognisance for plea recording and a possible trial on the second count of threats of violence to 27 August.

Mr Tinashe Dzipe, for the State, told the court that on 6 August, Mandigora went for a beer drink and drank up to midnight.After having too much of the wise waters, he decided to go back home.

On arrival, he found his fellow tenant, Mr Phillip Sibanda, having locked the door and asleep.Mandigora knocked on the door but Mr Sibanda could not immediately respond.

He allegedly armed himself with bricks and started banging the door, in the process damaging the padlock.He also insulted him with unprintable words.

The following morning, Mr Sibanda woke up and discovered that the padlock had been damaged.When he inquired from Mandigora about the issue, he started insulting him again and threatened to kill him using a garden fork.Mr Sibanda made a report to the police, leading to Mandigora’s arrest.