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Cop in dock for brutality

by Staff reporter
08 Dec 2020 at 06:36hrs | Views
THE trial of a Beitbridge cop Sergeant Cartinos Wafawanaka who is accused of assaulting Tafadzwa Mukutiri yesterday exposed gross brutality as witnesses during the trial said the victim was beaten like a "snake".

Wafawanaka had appeared before Beitbridge magistrate Toyindepi Zhou.

Ronald Kapfunde, a third State witness during the trial demonstrated before Zhou how Mukutiri was beaten up by the policeman using a switch and a fresh stick from a Mopani tree as he screamed in pain.

"The first accused beat him like a snake that had invaded a home. Is a whim sitting at the back of the police truck but he was not bleeding. He started bleeding when he was assaulted by a fresh stick ripped off a Mopane tree," Kapfunde said.

Zhou said the ruling will be announced on December 21.

Source - newsday

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