Man in court for selling catapults

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A Harare vendor Zebediah Mambondiani appeared before magistrate Ms Barbra Chimboza after he was arrested last week for selling a catapult in defiance of a police order banning such weapons in the city.

He was charged with contravening the temporary prohibition of possession of certain weapons within police districts and was remanded out of custody to tomorrow. The court heard that Mambondiani was found by Purity Meke in possession of 14 catapults at the corner of Kenneth Kaunda and Innez Terrace in Harare.

Mambondiani told the court he was not aware that the possession of catapults was now illegal and claimed that the police only arrested him after he refused to pay $4 bribe.

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