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ZRP Demands Space To Probe Assault And Torture Of CCC Activist By Cops

ZRP Demands Space To Probe Assault And Torture Of CCC Activist By Cops

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has asked for “space” from the public including reporters to conduct investigations into the assault and torture of Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist Godfrey Karembera by police officers.

Karembera, better known as Madzibaba VeShanduko, was brutally assaulted while in custody at Harare Central Police Station on 17 March.

ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi on Saturday told The Standard the police is investigating the allegations but need “space”. Said Nyathi:

We made it clear from the onset that we are investigating allegations that Karembera was beaten by police officers and we will make sure that the law takes its course.

So we would like to appeal to the members of the public including the media to give us the space to conduct investigations.

We also want to try to avoid investigating the case while at the same time we are giving every bit of information to the media.

But I can assure you that everything is being done above board.

Karembera was arrested in central Harare last Thursday and charged for disorderly conduct and trying to deface Mbuya Nehanda’s statue.

He appeared before Harare magistrate Barbara Mateko at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals on Saturday.

Karembera is currently admitted at the hospital where he is receiving treatment following the torture and assault by police officers.

His lawyer, Doug Coltart said the magistrate refused to allow him to file an application challenging his placement on remand after the torture. Mateko said the application should be made on Monday.

More: The Standard


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11 Comments

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Who will guard the guards?
Who will police the Policeman?

What we need is to de-politicise the whole system

* de-politicise the police
* de-politicise the army
* de-politicise the intelligence
* de-politicise the civil service
* de-politicise the judiciary

The rot started with Mugabe who used the army police and intelligence to entrench his power base (Commander in Chief of the army, Chancellor of all state universities, ... all titles ad nauseam).

The current junta has gone a step further by brutalising the electorate (shooting unarmed civilians...) even more brutal clampdown on human rights, the opposition, and silencing dissent.

This System cannot be reformed
It needs to be overhauled


King 1 month ago

Zimbabwe needs an independent police watchdog to deal with such cases. Down in S. A they have it and it's very efficient. The level of police brutality in this country is appalling. vanenge vatumwa nevaroyi veZanu, evil to the bone.


kukurigo 1 month ago

Eeee manje Kana ichibata Mbuya Nehanda pane nyaya kumakata chaiko haisi yekutamba nayo.
Ko Anga apindwa neyiko.
Kana iri anointing yekuchurch kwake ngaatendeuke zvake ....izvozvi.


Mahusiku 1 month ago

Vote Zanu PF


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

I WANT TO THANK ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER PAUL NYATHI FOR HIS UPDATE ON THE CASE OF MADZIBABA VESHANDUKO.

THE OTHER DAY THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION TOLD THE CITIZENS THAT "POLICE OFFICERS" HAD BEEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING MADZIBABA VESHANDUKO. IF THERE WERE POLICE OFFICERS WHO WERE ARRESTED, WHY HAVE THEY NOT APPEARED IN COURT FOR REMAND ?

THE ARRESTED POLICE OFFICERS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETIRE FROM THE FORCE UNTIL THEIR CASE HAS BEEN FINALISED BY THE COURTS. POLICE MAY SUSPENDED THEM FROM ACTIVE POLICE DUTIES, BUT REMAIN MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE. THIS IS MAKING SURE THAT THE CULPRITS DO NOT ABSCOND FROM JUSTICE.

WHERE THIS CASE IS VERY SERIOUS IS THE FACT THAT MADZIBABA VESHANDUKO WAS NOT ASSAULTED AT THE POINT OF ARREST, BUT AT THE POLICE STATION, A PLACE OF SAFETY IN TERMS OF THE LAW.

IF INDEED THESE POLICE OFFICERS ASSAULTED MADZIBABA VESHANDUKO AT THE POLICE STATION, THEN OUR POLICE FORCE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE DOGS.

[DO NOT VOTE OPPRESSIVE ZANU PF. DO NOT VOTE THE SELLOUT MWONZORA. VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Tanu Mark Finnity 1 month ago

These ZRP police officers must face the full wrath of the law


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Ta@aa 1 month ago

Havatombonyara kwakuda kubata vanhu kumeso kuda kunzvenga nyaya vachimupomera zvisizvo.Kuna Mwari kudenga hapana chisingaperi tichabuda chete muijipita


Gabarinocheka 1 month ago

Is ZRP. capable. of. investigating itself?


1 month ago

Nkust 1 month ago

Moti henyu America is a bully but panyaya dzakadai ndipo painoti no musadzvinyirira vasina simba asi Russia haitauri kusvika vanhu vapera


chikandamina 1 month ago

ndavasugwe



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