Beitbridge police officer forces shooting victims to withdraw charges against lawyer

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A police officer only identified as Chifamba who is stationed at Beitbridge allegedly forced two men who had been shot by a lawyer to withdraw criminal charges against the lawyer. Samuel Nyamhunga and Honest Sebata were allegedly shot with a pellet gun by a lwayer identified as Patrick Tererai who works at the National Prosecuting Authority.

Chifamba allegedly told Nyamhunga and Sabeta that he was not willing to be taxed by such a trivial matter and told that they could never match the lawyer’s defence in court. He allegedly made them sign withdrawal forms in his office and did not bother to have the forms notarized by a commissioner of oaths. He also did not bother to include medical affidavits even though the two victims still have pellets in their bodies.

However, the Law Society of Zimbabwe said they will be investigating the matter. Law Society chairman Misheck Hogwe told NewsDay:

We have seen newspaper reports and even if no one has complained formally we investigate such issues that have been made public with a view to see how we can handle it.

We do not normally react to newspaper reports but there are some people who might not know where to go after such

More: NewsDay


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