A man who was shot by the police while he was trying to save his relative who was being attacked by a plainclothes wearing police officer is suing the home affair minister and the police chief, The Standard reports.
The man who is also suing 3 police officers from Makoni Police station is demanding $783 100 from the lawsuit.
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Onward Macharanga said on 21 May last year he visited his uncle only to find him being assaulted by a plainclothes clad police officer, unbeknown to him that the person assaulting his uncle was a police officer, he grabbed him and another police officer emerged from the car and shot him in the leg.
He was later taken to the police station where he was detained and charged with interfering with police duty. He was found not guilty and acquited in court on 30 September 2019.
Macharanga is represented by ZLHR and according to the publication:
Machangara said prior to the incident, he was working for Levyhika Enterprises in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a boilermaker where he was earning R7 000 per week but had not been able to return to work since June last year.
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