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"Rogue" Cops Plead Guilty To Torturing Woman

Two Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers have pleaded guilty to torturing a Harare woman in 2021.

According to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Constable Murwisi and Constable Mandeya brutally assaulted 30-year-old Zororo Mazhawidza at Harare Central Police Station in the presence of her one-month-old baby. The torture and assault occurred baby 10 March 2021.

Mazhawidza was left bleeding from her private parts and nursing some injuries following the assault.

The cops reportedly placed a wooden plank behind her knees and lifted her in the air such that her head was upside down.

They then started assaulting her with truncheons just below her backsides which resulted in her defecating and urinating on herself.

The police officers accused Mazhawidza of stealing a Pre-paid Command Agriculture Fuel Card belonging to one Reginald and converting the fuel for her own use.

However, Mazhawidza told the police officers that she had not stolen the pre-paid fuel card but was just simply holding onto it until Reginald paid her US$1 100 which she had advanced to him.

The assault and torture only stopped after Mazhawidza produced the pre-paid fuel card.

The cops instructed Mazhawidza to clean up her mess and dispose of it. They later released her without any charge preferred against her.

Through ZLHR’s Tinashe Chinopfukutwa, Mazhawidza sued both Constable Murwisi and Constable Mandeya in their personal capacity together with Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe and ZRP Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga for ZWL$900 000 in damages arising from the torture.

In response to Mazhawidza’s summons to the respondents, Luckson Muradzikwa of the Attorney General’s Office wrote to Chinopfukutwa seeking to settle the matter out of court.

Muradzikwa told Chinopfukutwa that his clients want the damages claim of ZWL$900 000 to be reduced but the latter insisted that Constable Murwisi, Constable Mandeya, Kazembe and Matanga should pay the full amount.

Judgment on the matter is pending before the Harare Magistrate Court.

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ABSA 1 month ago

I thought woman's league wil make noise in this matter when other women get abused like this

bishu 1 month ago

hapana kutaurwa kuti mapurisa kadzi here kana kuti varume. kana vari varume panofanirwa kuiswa imwe charge ye molesting.

Boss Sibz 1 month ago

Zimbabwe has got the best security service my whole southern Africa

🚩 1 month ago

𝗧𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗮 𝘁𝘄𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗮𝘃𝗵𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝗸𝘂𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗚𝗲𝘇𝗶 (𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗼𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿) 𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘃𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝗯𝘃𝗶𝘀𝘃𝗮 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵, 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀.

Tozivepiko 1 month ago

Wataura chówadi (ma Green Bombers) imhere chaiyo pfungwa dzakapazika nemutoriro. They are more of party activists than the country's police service.

madzibaba 1 month ago

kurova mbavha kusvika yazviwetera here amana,tadodzidza zvakawanda apo

Bambo 1 month ago

Hanzi imbavha here


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

I am happy that Constables Murwisi and Mandeya did not waste Court's time. The treatment they applied to Zororo was enhuman and degrading. In the past such acts by state operatives used to be bourne wholly by the state. In this case the two Constables were sued in their personal capacities meaning to say they will have to pay their shares of costs from their savings or government pays for them and deduct amounts from their monthly salaries.


gombototo 1 month ago

dirai rizare

shaya dzembongoro 1 month ago

Thu, 12 May 2022 06:34:38 GMT

Zanu-PF activist Sybeth Musengezi, who challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ascendancy to the party presidency, was arrested yesterday on allegations of fraudulently acquiring the ruling party's membership card.Musengezi was detained at Harare Central Police Station after being summoned last week for questioning.

Douglas Coltart, who is part of Musengezi's legal counsel, yesterday confirmed the arrest.

"Yes, he was arrested and charged with two counts of fraud, which relate to the allegations that when registering as a Zanu-PF member, the address that he used was not his actual residential address," Coltart said.

"He was called in for the interview, but when he arrived he was arrested," he said.A circular seen by NewsDay from the CID Law and Order section revealed that sometime in 2012,  Musengezi registered as a Zanu-PF member at Muzinda 1A district offices in Hatcliffe Extension, Harare.

"It is being alleged that acting in common purpose with Allen Chisuko and Taurai Mutimbanyoka, he unlawfully misrepresented to Zanu-PF that he resided in Hatcliffe Extension in Harare, an address which belonged to Allen Chisuko.

"As a result, Musengezi became a Zanu-PF member for Muzinda district, thereby prejudicing Zanu-PF's reputation and good administration," the circular read.

Last year, Musengezi challenged Mnangagwa's ascendancy to the Zanu-PF presidency following the 2017 coup.

Mukanya pa zvese 1 month ago

Dira rizare

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Ndookunonzi kumamisa munhu uku haah ma officer how can you beat a woman like that?

Rudiger 1 month ago

*Gokwe yapindira zvekare*
Hanzi saka tikabaiwa Vaseline yacho, tenge takungogeza chete here..?

Reggie 1 month ago

😂🤣😂🤣 I dieded a complete die !

jack vatakati blary furu jack 1 month ago

blary furu vatakati pindayi mukati

Tkt 1 month ago

Haaa porisi yemuno yakatsva mafuse. It's all bcoz they still think thry are a force not a service.
So kamweya kechi hondo hondo kazere mavari.
Yaa dira_hakooo

bishu 1 month ago

kurova munhu kusvika azvimesa to recover a fuel card mu police station. saka zviri normal kwavari nekuti hapana akapindira. aita zhamba kurohwa zvakadai.

aaaa 1 month ago

vanhu mukati pliz dira RIZARE 🥃🍾

Ano 1 month ago

May Their Souls Rot In Jail, muchitanda botso futi 😭

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