Kazembe Kazembe Faces Jail Time If He Fails To Compensate Assault Victim
Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe, has been given a two-week ultimatum by Magistrate Mazhande to pay RTGS$199 500 to Simon Mandoza who was assaulted by police.
Kazembe Kazembe has been instructed to pay Mandoza, a student based in Gweru as compensation for damages he suffered when he was assaulted by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in 2018.
Magistrate Mazhande ruled that if Minister Kazembe Kazembe failed to pay compensation to Mandoza within 14 days, he will be sentenced to serve 60 days in prison.
Through his lawyer Fiona Iliff and Obey Shava of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Mandoza sued Minister Kazembe Kazembe and the ZRP after police officers arrested him on 20 September 2018 while he was standing outside a fast food outlet in Harare’s CBD, waiting for his brother to pick him up.
Unbeknown to him police were carrying out an operation against alleged informal traders in the CBD at that time. Mandoza was assaulted by a ZRP member with an open palm&then forced to get into the back of a ZRP vehicle.
While in the vehicle, the ZRP member poked Mandoza with his truncheon on his shoulder and at the back of his head, threatening him with further assault. He was finally taken to Harare Central Police Station, where he was finally released without a charge preferred against him.
BREAKING NEWS: Home Affairs&Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe given two-week ultimatum by Magistrate Mazhande to pay RTGS$199 500 to Simon Mandoza, a student based in Gweru as compensation for damages he suffered when he was assaulted by @PoliceZimbabwe in 2018. pic.twitter.com/owKH2H1hTQ
— ZLHR (@ZLHRLawyers) September 11, 2020
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