For shooting a murder suspect in the leg, a 28-year-old cop will spend 6 years behind bars after he was convicted for attempted murder. Tatenda Manyaira who was stationed in Midlands shot one Aspicious Kangwara who was wanted in connection with an attempted murder case on the right leg just above the knee cap and he sustained an injury that resulted in his leg being amputated.
It was the state’s case that Manyaira on 13 May 2018 was on duty looking for the suspect Kangwara who was wanted for an attempted murder case. Manyaira was with 3 other police officers and one police officer has a riffle loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition. It is believed that the cop approached the suspect and the 2 of them had a misunderstanding that resulted in Manyaira taking a gun from one of the police officers and shooting the suspect. The matter was reported to the police and Manyaira was arrested.
Handing down the verdict the magistrate said:
You shot the complainant who was unarmed and cooperating with the police. You are sentenced to seven years in prison of which one year is suspended on condition you don’t commit a similar offence in the next five years
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