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Chinamhora man jailed 2 years for assaulting cops

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A 29-YEAR-OLD Chinamhora man who assaulted police officers who had come to arrest him was yesterday sentenced to 24 months in jail after the conclusion of his trial before Harare magistrate Tilda Mutambanashe.

BY PHILLIP CHIDAVAENZI

Tafadzwa Charera of Zimbiru Village under Chief Chinamhora will, however, serve an effective 12 months in jail after six months were suspended on condition of good behaviour while another six were set aside on the condition that he paid $100 restitution.

He was charged with two counts of assault as defined in section 176 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.

The court heard during trial that on February 7 2015 a police officer at ZRP Chinamhora, Bodmas Mutimutema (24), went to Charera’s homestead in the company of one Constable Nyambudzi.

Their intention was to arrest Charera in connection with a case of assault.

Upon arrival, Mutimutema advised the accused person of their mission. The accused, however, resisted arrest and Mutimutema grabbed him, intending to handcuff him. The accused person bit the complainant on the right arm and he subsequently released him.

The accused person then picked up a wooden log from the ground and struck Mutimutema on the forehead. He sustained cuts on the arm and forehead as a result of the assault.

He assaulted Nyambudzi with clenched fists on the face before dashing into the kitchen where he picked up a metal pot and struck the police officer twice on the forehead.

He was later arrested for the offence.

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