A senior police officer and his wife have both been acquitted on charges of contravening the Firearms Act after they were linked to six guns found in the hands of two men in a national park.
The police armoury officer-in-charge for Mashonaland West, Inspector Clive Kadambure, together with his wife, Shyness Kadambure, were arrested in March after being linked to a case where two men were arrested in Gonarezhou National Park.
The two men were found in possession of six firearms which they were suspected of trying to smuggle to Mozambique through Sango Border Post.
Chinhoyi provincial magistrate Ruth Moyo found the couple not guilty on Monday after a full trial which revealed that they were not linked to the Gonarezhou case.
Their lawyer, Fortune Murisi, confirmed the acquittal. He said there was no big deal about ammunition found at Insp Kadambure’s house since he worked at the armoury section of the police.
He said in terms of Section 24, Kadambure was allowed to be in possession of ammunition without having a certificate.