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ED Bodyguards Assault Harare Motorist

ED Bodyguards Assault Harare Motorist

A 25-year-old motorist was on Saturday assaulted by soldiers who were part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s escort.

The incident happened at the intersection of Seke and Cripps roads in Harare in the morning.

The motorist, Malvern Samakande, was later detained at the Mbare police station on charges of obstructing the presidential motorcade.

Samakande was released after paying an admission of guilty fine of $2 000 following the intervention of Human Rights NGO Forum lawyer Nobel Chinhanu. Said Chinhanu:

The Forum has attended today at Mbare Police Station to represent Samakande, who was accused of failure to obey road signs and signals.

Allegations are that Samukande failed to give way to the presidential motorcade.

It was alleged that Samukande failed to obey multiple police officers stopping the movement of traffic and was only stopped by the presidential guards.

This was not the first time that a motorist has been arrested for obstructing the presidential motorcade.

In 2016, Joseph Chakanetsa was sentenced to two years in jail for cutting the then President, the late Robert Mugabe’s motorcade in Harare.

Chakanetsa was convicted by the court of negligent driving on his own plea of guilty.

He was slapped with another 60-day jail term for failing to stop after committing the offence.

On top of that, Chakanetsa had his driver’s licence cancelled and he was banned from driving heavy vehicles and public transport for life.

More: The Standard


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10 Comments

Wale 5 months ago

6 pack rotokurova chete ukada kudzungaira mberi kwe motorcade ya president....


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 5 months ago

PLEASE SPARE YOUR TIME. I WOULD LIKE TO EXPLAIN FURTHER WHAT CRIMES WERE COMMITTED IN THIS INCIDENT.

THERE ARE TWO OFFENCES WHICH WERE COMMITED HERE. MALVERN SAMAKANDE ADMITTED THAT HE OBSTRACTED THE PRESIDENT'S MOTORCADE BY PAYING "ADMISSION OF GUILTY FINE".IF HE HAD NOT COMMITED THE OFFENCE HE SHOULD NOT HAVE PAID A FINE. HE SHOULD HAVE GONE TO COURT TO EXPLAIN HIMSELF.

THE SECOND OFFENCE WAS meCOMMITED BY THE SOLDIERS IF THEY TRULY ASSAULTED MR SAMAKANDE. THE LAW REQUIRES THAT A SECURITY AGENT ARRESTS A PERSON WHO HAS COMMITED AN OFFENCE AND TAKE HIM TO THE NEAREST POLICE STATION. A SECURITY AGENT CAN ONLY APPLY MINIMUM FORCE TO EFFECT AN ARREST AND THAT APPLICATION OF FORCE MUST IMMEDIATELY STOP ONCE THE ACCUSED IS ARRESTED.

WHAT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED WAS THAT MR SAMAKANDE SHOULD HAVE REPORTED ASSAULT ON HIMSELF BY THE SOLDIERS. POLICE AT MATAPI POLICE STATION COULD HAVE OR THEY CAN STILL INVESTIGATE HIS ASSAULT COMPLAINT.

FOR THE PEOPLE, FOR THE COUNTRY, FOR THE LAW.

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[THE BUSH LAWYER]


Slay 5 months ago

Motorgate unofanira kutotsauka mu road becoz vakomana havana topic yavanozogamuchira kubva kwauri unenge wava side remuvengi


Daily prophecy 5 months ago

Haa zve motorcade unotofanha kuto respect chero achipinda mukomana hazvina ndaa enough respect otherwise vakomana vanokuita bonus yavo

Asi hatikanganwe
#Ngaapinde Hake Mukomana


J C 5 months ago

Kkkk ichi chandibata ichi

Beasty boy 5 months ago

Sorry guys i meant last week..


Beasty boy 5 months ago

This story is a repeat,i read this news sometime early this week,i think last sunday..its not a day javu ..i read this!


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Nkust 5 months ago

Very correct but ka nhau yekurova vamwe iyi ndopatopesana unless aita deliberately nekuti uyu arova umwe tikambomutorera masimba tomurovao anogwadziwa hazvidi zvekurogwa saka waroverei wekwako dai mamutora maenda naye ku Herbert chitepo school of ideology pane kumorova anodzidziswa kty mutungamiri haadheregwi ka refresher course kunzi monya hazvirevi hondo ainodzidziswa kty ko dai uriwe security yemutungamiri apa munhu arikuramba kubuda mu road waiita sei ngatigarei zvakanaka varume we are all Zimbabweans vana vanyamunhu


J C 5 months ago

Motor cade manje inofanirwa kupiwa mukana izvozvo apana asingazvizive


Pinkpigs Lilliputian 5 months ago

I agree with you. Respect the president's motorcade. Common knowledge and no politics pakadaro. Otherwise, six-pack rokukuvadza.


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