Bertha Genje from Epworth suffered a fractured hand and leg after being assaulted by police officers.
The accused; Stanley Chipupuri (32), Cosmas Simavali (28), Timothy Musiniwa (46) and Madhuveko Dhawu (39), were not asked to plead when they appeared before magistrate Amanda Muridzo, who remanded them to September 12 on $50 bail each. The court heard that on August 10, Genje was home when Chipupuri and other officers, who are still at large, arrived in the company of Emmanuel Chibanda, who had been arrested for an undisclosed matter.
The officers took Genje to her uncle’s residence, where she told the officers not to break her uncle’s door. The officers then assaulted Genje until she was rescued by a person only identified as Nigel. Genje reportedly left the scene and went to her grandmother’s place, but she was followed and arrested by Chipupuri for assaulting police officers. While at the police station, Genje was assaulted and sustained a fractured hand and leg.