Motorist Runs Over 2 Lockdown Cops In Chirundu

A Chirundu motorist injured two police officers after he attempted to run over them while they were doing patrols to ensure that residents were in compliance with the 21-day national lockdown to control the spread of the COVID-19.

Andrew Matsika allegedly tried to run over Constable Chimberengwa and Constable Chinyandu after the two officers confronted him while he was fixing his car last Thursday.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said they were investigating the incident. He said:

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Police are investigating an incident where the suspect tried to run over Constable Chinyandu, who suffered minor injuries, before engaging the reverse gear that saw Constable Chimberengwa suffer head injuries.

He was later ferried to Mutenderi Mission Hospital while Chinyandu was attended at Chirundu clinic.

Residents in the border town have complained that the law enforcement agents were using heavy-handed tactics to keep them at home.

Meanwhile, videos of police officers torturing residents found wandering on the streets during the lockdown have begun to surface online, with one report claiming that drunk officers beat a Victoria resident to a pulp after they found him standing in his yard.

More: The Standard

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Motorist Runs Over 2 Lockdown Cops In Chirundu