Lawyers name and shame Police torturers

Name & shame

Inspector Kwiyo, Assistant Inspector Dube, Constable Cherengo, Constable Muponya, Constable Willie, Constable Marimira, Constable Ncube and Constable Muhonde.

HARARE – Human rights lawyers have named and shamed eight police officers for masterminding the torture of MDC youth leader, Shakespeare Mukoyi.

Gift Mtisi, a member of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights identified the police officers from Glen Norah police station.

Mukoyi, the youth chairperson for the MDC Harare province was assaulted and tortured by the police in April after his arrest and detention at Glen Norah police station.

The MDC youth leader was arrested on 9 April 2011 during a church service organised to pray for peace that was suppressed when police stormed the church hall during prayer and swooped on congregants and a clergyman. Mukoyi was charged with allegedly assaulting Emmanuel Jeketera, a police officer.

He sustained injuries all over his body and suffered a broken neck that had to be supported by a cervical collar.

Mukoyi is demanding $200 000 from the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as police commissioner Augustine Chihuri and eight of his officers for unlawful arrest and torture. The litigation follows Mukoyi’s recent acquittal on the charges.

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