Traditional Leader Sues Matanga, Kazembe Over Police Brutality
22 May 2020
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By Own Correspondent| A Gweru traditional leader has sued police officers and soldiers for violating his rights after he was brutalised by the law enforcement agents during the national
lockdown period.

Chief Trymore Nhari on Monday 11 May 2020 served a notice of intention to sue for payment of damages on Godwin Matanga, the Commissioner-General of Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe, wherein he recounted his ordeal at the hands of some ZRP members, who assaulted him twice in one day together with his acquaintance Shepard Moyo on 30 April 2020 while they were in the central business district of Gweru in Midlands province.

In the notice of intention to sue, which was prepared by a lawyer from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Nhari demanded to be paid ZWL$300 000 in damages after ZRP officers damaged his Chief’s badge, his three mobile phone handsets, his wrist watch and a laptop and also broke his left arm.