Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri’s wife, Isabel, has been caught up in a row with a former tenant, Esnath Zuze, who allegedly left Chihuri’s house she was renting in Greendale uncleaned.
Zuze, through her lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, instructed by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), accused Chihuri of illegally detaining her for 24 hours under armed police guard, as she was ordered to clean the house she had been occupying since 2007. Zuze claimed she was forced to sleep at the house and only leave when she had cleaned up the place, although her relatives were allowed to bring her food and cleaning detergents.
However, police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said Zuze was never detained, but only told to clean up the house she had left dirty after being evicted for non-payment of rentals. NewsDay reports that Chihuri could not be reached for comment.