Police spokesperson Charity Charamba said they have arrested a police officer who was filmed by Sky News beating a handcuffed man along Chiremba road in Harare.
Charamba said they managed to identify the person as Constable Makumire. She said Makumire is on suspension and is on bail for contravening section 113 of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act, Chapter 9:23 “Theft” (four counts). She said Makumire was not on official duty during the time he assaulted the handcuffed person.
Charamba had earlier denied that the incident captured on camera took place during the ongoing government crackdown on protestors. She said the video was actually done in 2016. In a statement announcing Makumire’s arrest, Charamba said further clarification from the investigating team established that the video was actually shot on Saturday 26 January 2019.