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Councillor bashes police officer


Zanu PF Chinhoyi ward 10 councillor, Voster Mashevedzanwa, has been arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

Mashevedzanwa (41), together with Njabulo Ndlovu and Peter Kampeni, yesterday appeared before Chinhoyi magistrate Felix Mawadze facing assault charges and were granted $50 each.

It is the state case that on May 16, the trio assaulted a police officer, Joseph Kamuremwa, and resisted arrest when confronted for money laundering.

The accused allegedly pulled the officer out of the car and started assaulting him with clenched fists and kicked him all over the body.

Dismissing bail opposition by public prosecutor Nyasha Sibeta, magistrate Mawadze said the state had no strong facts to deny them bail since it was a simple case of assault. The trio will appear in court on June 3, 2019 for trial.

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