A senior ZRP officer reportedly assaulted a teacher from Chiredzi Primary School and broke his nose or nasal cavity which led to the former seeking medical attention since he has been bleeding continuously, Masvingo Mirror reports.
The teacher, Godwell Maposa had reportedly asked the police Boss who runs a bar at Jerera Growth Point why he was instructing bars to close while he was holding a beer in his hand. The police officer reportedly is in the habit of closing all other outlets before closing time and he reportedly leaves his bar open.
According to the publication on the fateful day in question which saw Maposa’s nose being broken by the officers:
He( the senior police officer) is said to have done the same and went and shut Chademana Bar where Maposa was drinking from. Maposa allegedly asked the senior Police officer why he was closing bars and yet he (the senior Police officer) was holding a quart in his hand.
This infuriated the Police boss who ganged up with several junior officers and then followed Maposa. They forced him to pull out of the road and allegedly assaulted him all over the face with clenched fists and booted feet.
Narrating the incident, to the publication, Maposa said:
I was thrown into the back of a Police truck and slept in holding cells. I was released on Sunday at around 2pm after I paid admission of guilt fine and the bleeding has been going on for the past five days,
The police officers reportedly used teargas to disperse patrons at the Chademana Bar. Maposa has since been transferred to Parirenyatwa hospital for a nasal cavity operation.
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