Breaking News

Minister, police boss sued for $500,000

by Staff reporter
18 July 2019 | 720 Views
HOME Affairs minister Cain Mathema and Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga face a for $500 000 lawsuit each for the arrest and harassment of MDC organising secretary Amos Chibaya during the January fuel price hike protests.

Chibaya was arrested in January after being accused of inciting public violence in a case in which police said he addressed youths at his house in Mkoba and incited them to embark on violent conduct during protests against fuel price increases announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He was kept at Gweru Central Police Station cells for four days after the police applied for a further detention order at the lapse of the mandatory 48 hours.

He was later detained at Whawha medium prison for over two weeks after police opposed bail at the Magistrates' Court, only to be granted his freedom at the Masvingo High Court.

In March, provincial magistrate Charity Maphosa then acquitted him of the charges at the end of the State's case.
However, documents obtained by Southern Eye indicate that the Mkoba legislator will formally sue Mathema, Matanga and the Central Investigations Department's Law and Order police officers who arrested him and handled his case.
The official notice to sue was delivered to the respondents on May 29 and expires at the end of this month, after the lapse of the 60 days that are permitted at law.




Chibaya's lawyer, Reginald Chidawanyika, confirmed the development and said Mathema and Matanga, together with the other respondents, had not responded to the notice.

"We are taking those who were responsible for the persecution of MP Chibaya during the fuel hike protests to the High Court demanding damages of $500 000 per person. The arrest and the pain suffered by my client during the lengthy detention were with no basis and the police knew he was innocent," Chidawanyika said.

Investigations by Chibaya's lawyers revealed that Moffart Kanda, one of the witnesses the police had intended to lead in court, saying he was part of the gathering addressed by Chibaya at his house was, in fact, a fugitive.
Kanda has a case of illegal possession of a firearm that was allegedly committed in 2006, but he fled the country at that time.

Minister Police Court

Source: newsday

Comments

Latest News

Pastor defrauds congregants - A Pastor at Fountain of Life Ministry ha...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Woman raped as lover flees - A GROUP of five men reportedly ambushed a...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

The science of winning by-elections - URBAN folks are shocked how and ...

by Michael Mhlanga | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Stay loyal to Dr Nkomo, vote Zanu-PF, says Khaya Moyo

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Duo in fake birth certificates scam - TWO people have been arrested in...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Borehole drilling company dupes clients - MORE than a dozen Zimbabwean...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

John Nkomo Museum stalls due to funding challenges - FUNDING challenge...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

PSC revamps civil service training - The Public Service Commission (PS...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Namibian expert raps MDC-Alliance - The MDC-A has become panicky as si...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Chapungu humiliate CAPS United - Chapungu 4 - 2 CAPS UnitedCHAPUNGU an...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Horror start for Rahman Gumbo

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

The Chief can do no wrong

by L Dube | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Cambridge English On The Go - In the 20 odd years that I have been in...

by The Language Coach | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Mnangagwa's govt censures EU ambassadors

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

How to think in Dark Times - "DO nothing but think" is a philosophical...

by Cetshwayo Mabhena | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Zanu-PF Zaka East candidate confident - ZANU-PF candidate for Zaka Eas...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Kambarami frustrates Town Clerk again - BULAWAYO City councillors will...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Electricity woes to ease as Zesa fixes station

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Banana's wife gets new wheels from Mnangagwa's govt

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Louis Mhlanga excited at Bulawayo return - SOUTH Africa-based jazz gui...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

We cannot afford to have idle, unproductive land - Mnangagwa

by Emmerson D Mnangagwa | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Mnangagwa to meet Shinzo Abe - PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa will this ...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

More flights for Bulawayo - THE Government has increased flight freque...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

'Austerity ends in 2019,' says Muthuli Ncube

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Mnangagwa's latest bid to arrest price distortions - THE National Comp...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

'The path had to be set for Mugabe' - Last week, Farai Tafirenyika cla...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

Mugabe's no to GMOs, position unchanged - GOVERNMENT says it will main...

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 1 Views

US Tendai Biti to take over from Chamisa ahead of 2023 polls?

by Staff reporter | 25 August 2019 | 3 Views

Entertainment

Top 5 PS2 ISOS to play with friends you can get right now

by Staff Writer | 21 August 2019 | 166 Views

Rebecca Malope retires

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 August 2019 | 5940 Views

Zimfest delivers another 'phenomenal' festival

by Tidi Kwidini | 07 August 2019 | 641 Views

Should you be betting on reality TV show outcome too?

by Staff Writer | 05 August 2019 | 350 Views

WATCH: Jah Prayzah featuring Iyasa Sadza nemuriwo song

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 July 2019 | 5733 Views

Muvhango star Marang Phala visits Prophet Sovi's church

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 July 2019 | 9681 Views

Pure Black set to take Africa by storm

by Mandla Ndlovu | 04 July 2019 | 1072 Views
iBlog

Apple Watch Teardown Reveals Unique Hardware And Replaceable Parts

The apple watch may not be fine jewelry, but bill detwiler cracks it open and shows you why he thinks it's a fine piece of tech. the apple watch may be beautiful on the outside, but how about on the inside? in this cracking open installment, we go in... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago

Mobile Spy Software Maker Mspy Hacked

mspy, the makers of a software-as-a-service product that claims to help more than two million people spy on the mobile devices of their kids and partners, to have been massively hacked. a public relations pitch from mspy to krebsonsecurity in march ... Read More
SecNews 17 May 2015 ago