Former Supersport United winger Kudakwashe Mahachi was this Friday acquitted of two separate counts of attempted murder by Bulawayo regional magistrate Mark Dzira, reported The Sunday News.
Mahachi was facing two counts of attempting to kill his four-year-old son Diego.
Allegations against Mahachi were that on a date unknown to the prosecutor but between 25 February and 14 April 2022, Mahachi assaulted his son with an iron bar on the head and mouth and also poured hot water all over his body.
The footballer was also accused of assaulting his son with a charger cable all over the body.
In his ruling, Magistrate Dzira said the complainant gave contradictory statements during cross-examination.
He also said other witnesses who testified also gave inconsistent testimonies and it was difficult to ascertain who was lying and who was telling the truth.
Dzira said medical experts could not ascertain the cause of the injuries hence the dismissal of the case and acquittal of Mahachi.