Zim authorities arrest man following altercation with army officer

ZIMBABWEAN authorities on Tuesday 19 December 2017 arrested and charged a 58 year-old man with disorderly conduct following an altercation with a senior army officer, who had demanded preferential treatment to be served at a government office ahead of other members of the public.

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers charged David Tekeshe with disorderly conduct as defined in section 41 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act. The senior army officer directed junior army officers who were at the Ministry of Lands , Agriculture and Rural Resettlement to arrest him and hand him to Mutare Central Police.

The unidentified senior army officer was reportedly incensed by Tekeshe, who had questioned why the soldier who was dressed in civilian clothes had elected not to observe the queue and sought to be soldier who was dressed in civilian clothes had elected not to observe the queue and sought to be served ahead of some members of the public, who were queuing to be served.

Tekeshe, who is represented by Memory Mandingwa of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, was released on summons and ordered to appear at Mutare Magistrates Court on Wednesday 20 December 2017 at 8:AM.

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