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Zimbabwean man in trouble for filming police brutality

01 Jul 2020 at 07:28hrs | Views
A CHIVHU man was assaulted by police detectives after he was caught video recording them taking turns to beat up two suspected thieves.

Lovemore Munyoro, a shopkeeper at one of the shops in Chivhu town, was taking the video on WhatsApp, which he shared immediately upon realising the police had discovered that he was filming them and were charging towards him.

In the 37-second video clip, one of the detectives discharged a firearm on the ground at the Chivhu location shops to threaten the suspects who were refusing to disclose where they had allegedly stolen a refrigerator.

Munyoro, who refused to comment on the matter, heard commotion and rushed to the scene, where four detectives stationed at Chivhu CID were interrogating the suspects.

He started shooting a video of the police officers assaulting the suspects, but trouble began when the police detectives realised he was recording them.

The police allegedly interrogated, assaulted and briefly detained Munyoro for shooting the video and sharing it on social media platforms.

Mashonaland East police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza said he was yet to watch the video clip. In February this year, a detective stationed at Chivhu CID was accidentally shot by a colleague while arresting an armed robber.

Source - newsday
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