A man literally fulfilled the biblical prophecy that during the last days, brother will turn against brother when he took a burning log and hit his brother on the eye resulting in its removal.
Kumurai Velemu (26) left his brother Solomon Velemu (35) without an eye after he reprimanded him from insulting elders.
The accused reportedly picked a burning stick and hit his brother on the right eye causing severe injury.
The accused was hauled before magistrate Mr Shepherd Mjanja facing assault charges and he pleaded guilty.
He was sentenced to three years imprisonment despite the fact that he claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol.
Prosecutor Tinei Tirigo told the court that on 9 July, there was a church gathering at a certain homestead when the accused arrived and started insulting congregants.
The complainant feeling embarrassed by his brothera��s actions, reportedly ordered him to leave, but that never went down well with the accused.
He continued insulting congregants before picking up a burning log and hitting his brother on the eye.
The complainant was rushed to hospital where he was admitted upon arrival and it was confirmed that his eye had ruptured the left globe therefore it had to be removed.
A police report was compiled leading to the accused being arrested.
He pleaded guilty to the charges and begged the court to be lenient with him as he committed the offence when he was under the influence of alcohol.
However, the court turned down his plea considering the fact that his brother had lost an eye because of his behaviour.
He was slapped with three years imprisonment of which six months were suspended on condition of three years of good behaviour.