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Zanu-PF councillor jailed over cop assault

by Staff reporter
27 Feb 2020 at 06:18hrs | Views
ZANU-PF Chinhoyi ward 11 councillor, Voster Mashevedzanwa (41) has been sentenced to four years in jail by Chinhoyi magistrate Tapiwa Banda for assault and resisting arrest.

Mashevedzanwa together with eight accomplices, Desire Mwarukira, Felix  Gonesi, Njabulo Ndlovu, Greythan Nyarukokora, Simbarashe Tapfumanei, Kudzanai Samuel, Melusi Ndlovu and Blessing Nyango were facing two counts of assaulting a police officer  and resisting arrest.

They were all found guilty on the two counts.

The magistrate suspended six months of the sentence from each count, leaving the convicts to serve an effective three-year jail term each.

It was the State's case that on  May 19, 2019 Mashevedzanwa and accomplices  assaulted Danny Badalani stationed at Chinhoyi Army Intelligence and Joseph Kamuremwa stationed at ZRP Chemagamba during an operation to arrest illegal money dealers at 24-hour Complex.

The court heard that  Mashevedzanwa and his accomplices assaulted Kamuremwa while he was lying on the ground.

Kamuremwa sustained injuries and was referred to hospital for treatment.

They were also accused of resisting arrest by police officers on the same day.

Tungamirai Chamutsa of Chamutsa and Associates, who was representing some of the convicts said he had been instructed to appeal against the sentence.

Source - newsday

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