Cops leave Zaoga driver with a fractured hand

Two Nations Reporter

BEITBRIDGE – A ZAOGA driver in Beitbridge was left with a fractured hand allegedly after Police manhandled him for driving after the curfew time of 12 mid-night.

He now has a plaster and said he was going to take legal action against ZRP.

Gilbert Dube arrived in Beitbridge after accompanying the church’s Girls fellowship members from an International conference in Harare.

He says he was injured on his right hand after cops tightened handcuffs on his hands despite pleas from him that he was enduring immense pain. 

Officer Commanding Beitbridge (Dispol) Chief Superintendent Tichaona Nyongo said he was travelling when Two Nations called him for a comment.

Dube accompanied girls who had gone for the conference on March 18, 2022. He returned only to arrive with the girls at around 1:30am.

“Because it was late I decided to drop the girls at their respective houses. I was stopped by Police near Oasis College and I complied. They ordered me to go to the charge office after accusing me of driving after curfew time. 

“They instructed me to park the car at the charge office but I was afraid that parts would be stripped there and because the car was not mine I declined. They handcuffed me tightly thereby injuring my right hand,” said Dube.

He saw a doctor who decided to put a plaster on the fractured hand.

 “I complied with everything they instructed me to do but they pushed me, dragged me around while holding onto my belt and trousers. I asked them to loosen the handcuffs but they went on to tighten them. 

“I am pursuing the matter with lawyers for human rights,” he said.

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