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Tortured And Abused Rural Teacher Wins Compensation

Tortured And Abused Rural Teacher Wins Compensation

Harare Magistrate Victoria Mashamba has ordered the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) and two cabinet ministers to pay ZWL$200 000 to a teacher who was arrested, tortured and abused by police and prison officers two years ago.

According to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Munyaradzi Masiyiwa, who is employed as a teacher and is the Deputy Secretary-General of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ), was arrested on 16 August 2019 in Harare.

He was arrested at Market Square bus terminus in Harare as he was waiting to board a commuter omnibus to go to his place of residence.

Police officers who arrested Masiyiwa allegedly mistook him for an opposition MDC party supporter as he was wearing a red shirt.

The arrest took place on the day when the then Nelson Chamisa-led party had organised an anti-government protest over the country’s worsening economic crisis.

The police officers who arrested Masiyiwa handcuffed, bundled him into their truck and severely assaulted and tortured him while he lay on his abdomen.

They used truncheons to assault Masiyiwa all over his body before instructing him to make coital movements and simulate as if he was having sexual intercourse with the ZRP vehicle.

He was taken to Harare Central Prison where he was remanded in custody and further assaulted.

Masiyiwa was allegedly ordered by prison officers to strip naked and jump up and down with his hands in the air and was also denied food.

He was eventually cleared of the public violence charges on 7 October 2019.

Masiyiwa engaged ZLHR’s Tinashe Chinopfukutwa who sued ZRP Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga, Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe, Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi and ZPCS Commissioner-General Moses Chihobvu and a police officer only identified as Jambaya.

Masiyiwa demanded ZWL$200 000 in damages for pain and suffering, trauma, contumelia, embarrassment and humiliation.

He told the court that he had been severely abused and humiliated by the conduct of ZRP and ZPCS officers.

Magistrate Mashamba ordered Matanga, Kazembe, Ziyambi, Chihobvu and Jambaya to pay ZWL$200 000 to Masiyiwa as compensation for the ill-treatment.

The penalty was broken down as ZWL$100 000 for pain and suffering and ZWL$100 000 for embarrassment, affront to dignity, humiliation and contumelia.

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22 Comments

zvichapera 3 weeks ago

*If Zanu is not for Mugabe, Sithole, Nkala, Mujuru or Gumbo, then how can it be yours?*

by Multiverse Dungani
3 hrs ago | 523 Views
Anyone who thinks is a Zanu Member, is a proper **** who will never Learn. ****ishness is the Quality to be Unable to Learn, and unfortunately, in Zimbabwe, we have a surplus of that Quality.
Does anyone remember President Mugabe saying a pen cannot override the command of a gun? Does anyone remember Grace Mugabe declaring that she would execute a "Baby Dumping" on Joyce Mujuru? Is anyone old enough to remember Edgar Tekere confessing that Zanu is a club for armed thugs? Does anyone remember that Zanu was formed by Ndabaningi Sithole who later died under Zanu persecution? Does anyone remember Rugare Gumbo claiming that Zimbabweans were supporting Zanu for its vibrant programmes in August 2012?
Does anyone, with a working mind, remember how Mutasa would kill for Zanu? What does it take for a level headed person to see empirical evidence from Margaret Dongo who spent her life fighting for Zanu, but now confesses that Zanu is a mistake for Zimbabwe's progress?
Why would anyone want to be reminded of Enos Nkala, under whose roof Zanu was formed in 1963, and how he died an enemy of Zanu.
Who remembers a proud chap called Ignatius Chombo who used to be sure that Zanu was his Party? What about Webstar Shamhu who invented Mugabe Cremora mantra?
My question goes to a young educated thinker who is still stuck in Zanu. Do you really think you are more important to Zanu than Enos Nkala? Than Ndabaningi Sithole? Than Mugabe? Tekere, Chombo, Gumbo, Mujuru, Dongo, Shamhu, Grace or anyone who has been humiliated by Zanu including Mnangagwa himself?
Why would someone educated beyond grade 4, really fail to see that Zanu-PF has got no friends at all? It has an infinite mass of ****s to keep using, casting and recycling while eroding Zimbabwe resources at gun-point.
Does anyone with a little brain doubt that Mnangagwa and his wife and all their children will end up jailed by a new Zanu leader, maybe Kasukuwere or Mzembi? Is anyone aware that anything is possible in Zanu? Isn't Grace Mugabe more afraid of Zanu than myself today? Has it ever visited anyone's imagination that Mugabe would one day ask Zimbabweans to vote for MDC rather than Zanu?
Which Zanu Leader has ever enjoyed a safe retirement from Zanu without being hunted? Why would Mnangagwa be the first or are we incapable to learn from the past? Show me Sithole accumulated wealth today? What about Enos Nkala? Does anyone think Mugabe will have a single cow to pass to his children in ten years from now? What gain does Zimbabwe, as a country, gain from unlimited Hero-Worshiping? Where is the Cremora and what can we show as a Nation out of it?What do we expect to gain from-PFeee or wearing Rags of Many Colours that our President Weaved For Us? Are we really an educated country?
How can anyone fail to learn that Zanu is far away from being an innovative Party that can bring economic advantage to Zimbabwe, but a bunch of Armed operators who use our Police and Army to accumulate stolen wealth for the leaders?
We only have ourselves to blame if we openly and voluntarily repeat the same mistakes of propping up Zanu even when our soldiers earn less than a garden-boy in South Africa.

Then u hear murakashi busy defending zanu apa munhu wacho is a youth nxa people must wake up and smell the coffee. YELLOW NATION👆👆👆👆 @Tee


Figo 3 weeks ago

"... instructing him to make coital movements and simulate as if he was having ****ual intercourse with the ZRP vehicle".


kukuzile 3 weeks ago

One mita at the very least


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Dr Herculea 3 weeks ago

200 000 Zimbabwean dollars is nothing, hopefully they will pay him before it loses 80% of its value.The future is bleak for the "strongest currency in the region"


🤨🤨 3 weeks ago

Nothing kwauri ka iwe **** iwe

yeyo 3 weeks ago

the first sign of corruption is that a teacher who resides in Harare is a vice bla bla bla bla of the amalgamation of Rural teachers.


ARTUZ 3 weeks ago

it's just a name any teacher can join whether rural or urban teachers

Uuu 3 weeks ago

You are free to join or represent any union of your choice

J 3 weeks ago

this amount is from 2019, back then it was something now its worthless.i bet thats why the judge approved he knows the money is now useless so why not judge in his favor and try to prove the judicial is not captured.
but we now know zanu pf tactics


x 3 weeks ago

tirikuenda kwatirikubva😭


Pyachu 3 weeks ago

ohh madodo ega ega awo


Daudi 3 weeks ago

Lord have mercy on us citizens


@gmail.com 3 weeks ago

😀😀😀😀20000 rtgs really does this kind of assault worth it


DJ Mwonzora 3 weeks ago

this is just embarrassing.he should have been given at least 1 million zw or even more


mwenewazvo 3 weeks ago

king double bed ndeipi iyi,iri kuwanika kuTV sales here 😂😂😂


boys 3 weeks ago

endamuTV sales uratidzwe the bed it ha d a headboard plus a big spring mattress nebase muzvambarara irikuita 398usd cash

boys 3 weeks ago

mari inotenga 2 beds paTV sales ndyo ikutofarirwa kuti taita mari or sorry inotenga 32 inch TV neKing double bed zvogaaaa
nyika ino yakanokorwa shoka akainokora wacho akafa kuti fiii


Boiz 3 weeks ago

Haina chine musoro chaunoita nayo...


🤨🤨 3 weeks ago

Asi unogara naye her

boys 3 weeks ago

nxaaa mabond ayo anomaitisei this magistrate is sick


boy 3 weeks ago

that 571usd to the current black market rate of 350zw per 1usd


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