Karoi man battling for his life after being assaulted by police while in custody

Nomatter Mudimu (28), of Karoi is reportedly battling for his life in hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by the police on Thursday. Mudimu is reported to have been assaulted by police officers at Chikangwe Township after they accused him of resisting arrest a road block. He was also allegedly assaulted after he had been arrested and placed in police custody.


Mudimu told the Standard:

It all started on Thursday morning when I was stopped by police at a roadblock as I was coming from Mudzimu with my ailing sister who was the passenger in my car.

I told them I was rushing my critically ill sister to hospital and could, therefore, not stay long at the roadblock but I assured them that I would come back to them as soon as I took her to hospital.

They followed me to Chikangwe where I had gone with my sister to get her clothes before proceeding to hospital.

The police started assaulting me, claiming I had resisted arrest. They then arrested me and put me in police cells where I was further assaulted. They used open hands, fists and a stick all over my body.

A police source who also spoke to the same publication said:

It is true that we have a suspect who was assaulted in police custody and is in hospital. The case is being investigated as senior police officials in Chinhoyi have enquired about the incident.

The issue cannot be swept under the carpet

More: The Standard

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