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Ex-soldier jailed 2 years for assault

by Staff reporter
02 Nov 2023 at 05:48hrs | Views
A former soldier, Phakamani Moyo, has been sentenced to two years in jail by Plumtree magistrate Joshua Nembaware for assaulting two police officers. The 30-year-old Moyo will serve 18 months in jail after six months were conditionally suspended.

According to prosecutor Voster Makuwerere, the incident occurred on September 27, 2020, at around 3 pm. The complainant went to house no C4 Dingumuzi to buy potato crisps, but Moyo's girlfriend, Ntobeko Nkomo, did not have change. When Nkomo asked Moyo for loose money, he became angry, accusing the complainant of disturbing his sleep and assaulted him with fists, causing injuries. The complainant reported the incident to the police, leading to the arrival of two police officers, Constables Ngwanyana and Kanengoni, in an attempt to arrest Moyo. However, Moyo overpowered the officers and assaulted them. They called for reinforcements, but Moyo fled the scene. He was later arrested when he went to the police station to report a theft.

In an unrelated case, a bouncer from Glen View, Harare, Romio Jowo, has been granted US$200 bail by Concession magistrate Charity Maunga. He is accused of assaulting a senior police officer at a roadblock. The incident occurred on October 25, around 7 pm, at a roadblock in Mazowe. Eight police officers were managing the roadblock when a long queue formed due to a broken-down haulage truck. Jowo, who was driving a Mazda Bongo, attempted to jump the queue and was stopped by one of the police officers. An argument ensued, leading to Jowo assaulting one of the officers by grabbing their collar. The team leader, Sergeant Rudo Chipezeze, tried to intervene and was also assaulted by Jowo, but motorists at the roadblock intervened, preventing further violence. Jowo's case has been remanded to December 4.

Source - newsday