A Rusape-based police officer appeared in court on an attempted murder charge after he attacked a man with a machete inside a police station.
Constable Greenmore Rwambiwa (35) of ZRP Rusape Central attacked Tafadzwa Dzemunye with a machete at the Nyazura Police Station’s charge office in a bid to stop him from filing an assault complaint against him.
Rwambiwa appeared before Rusape magistrate, Rufaro Mangwiro last Wednesday. He was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody until 19 May.
The State led by Orripah Sagandira said as Dzemunye was inside the charge office filing assault charges against Rwambiwa, the latter attacked Dzemunye some more. Said Sagandira:
On May 1 while at Mega Market Complex in Nyazura, Rwambiwa followed the complainant who was on his way home and slapped him once on the face, blaming him for filing a case against a Constable Makumbo.
Dzemunye proceeded to Nyazura Police Station to file an assault report against Rwambiwa.
While the complainant was reporting the case, Rwambiwa arrived armed with a scissors carjack and a machete.
Rwambiwa charged at Dzemunye and hit him once on the right hand with the scissors carjack.
It is alleged that Rwambiwa also hit Dzemunye’s face four times with the flat side of a machete.
He then used the weapon’s sharp edges to strike the complainant thrice. Rwambiwa was represented by Leonard Chigadza of Chigadza and Associates.