Woman files $13 500 lawsuit against Chihuri & Chombo for police brutality

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Lillian Chinyerere (62) of Chitungwiza, who grabbed media attention globally after she was brutally assaulted by riot police officers during an anti-government demonstration in Harare, has filed a $13 500 lawsuit against Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo and Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri.

Chinyerere was on August 26 this year, caught in the crossfire and left injured, as police pursued rioters, who had fled into the Harare Magistrates’ Courts building. She is demanding $5 000 for pain and suffering, $5 000 for contumelia, $2 500 as special damages for loss of income and another $1 000 as special damages for past and future medical expenses and has given Chombo and Chihuri 10 working days to respond.

She is being represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

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