Six police officers stationed at Chitungwiza Police Station, who took turns to assault a director at Oxford International College for urinating in a public space, were on Tuesday sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Jacob Tsatse (26), Florence Chimuchenga (29), Admire Zengenene (29), Harry Dowa (43), Euzzel Murombedzi (40) and Patricia Munyangadzi (46) denied assaulting David Musindo (42). They appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Mr Francis Mapfumo, who slapped them each with a two-year prison term, but conditionally set aside six months for five years. In handing down the sentence, Mr Mapfumo took into account that the six had overstepped the bounds of subduing a person resisting arrest.
The medical affidavit produced in court showed that Musindo suffered severe injuries due to the assault and could not walk for a long time.