High Court Rules That Cop Who Robbed Apostle Chiriseri’s Corpse Must Face Disciplinary Action

Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Nicholas Mathonsi has ruled that Tawanda Mawere (32) a police officer must face disciplinary proceedings. Mawere stands accused of robbing Apostle Charles Chiriseri’s corpse of $200 following a fatal traffic accident. Mawere unsuccessfully tried to have the disciplinary proceeding quashed arguing that he had been cleared by the criminal courts.

Justice Mathonsi ruled,

The position of our law at the moment clearly states that a police officer who has been prosecuted in the criminal court is still liable for disciplinary action in terms of the Police Act. The Police Act deals with the enforcement of discipline and the first respondent (Comm-Gen Matanga) has the administrative authority to arrest indiscipline within the police force…What this means, therefore, is that the applicant is standing on sinking ground and the application for an interdict must, therefore, fail as what is lawful cannot be interdicted.


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The High Court of Zimbabwe is one of the Superior Courts of Zimbabwe. The High Court deals at first instance with all high value and high importance cases. It also has a supervisory jurisdiction over all subordinate courts and tribunals. Appeals from the High Court... Read More About High Court

Charles Chiriseri was a Zimbabwean pastor. He was the founder of His Presence Ministries International. Chiriseri died in a car accident in September 2016. Read More About Charles Chiriseri

Nicholas Mathonsi is a Zimbabwean lawyer and a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe. He was appointed by President Robert Mugabe in 2005. Read More About Nicholas Mathonsi

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