8 commuter omnibus (Kombi) operators who staged a demonstration against roadblocks and police corruption in Kwekwe were denied bail when they appeared before Kwekwe magistrate Mr Lavroe Philemon who remanded them in custody to 4 August for trial.
The 8 are; Takudzwa Wellington Bushe (25), Aaron Mateswana (29), King Museranwa (25), Alifios Munemo (26), Richard Mhlanga (26), Progressive Magombedze (20), Witness Moyo (32) and Richard Mapfumo (21) and they are facing violence charges. The 8 allegedly beat up police officers who were manning a roadblock at Lancashire Steel turn of along Mbizo Road accusing them of being corrupt. A police officer was reportedly injured in the demonstrations.
Four touts; Shingirai Mudzamiri, Anesu Mbirarume, Ngonidzashe Zimondi and Brian Gondogwe, who were arrested on the same day on the same charges have been released on $100 bail each.
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