Soldier up for defacing ED poster

A SOLDIER based at 3.1 Combat Group in Mutare appeared in court yesterday on allegations of defacing President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s campaign posters and assaulting a security guard at a local drinking spot.

BY KENNETH NYANGANI

Tinashe Katsande, a private in the Zimbabwe National Army (26), was charged with two counts of damaging, removing a political poster as defined in section 152(1) of the Electoral Act and another count of assault, when he first appeared before Mutare magistrate Sekai Chiundura.

He was granted $50 bail and remanded to July 25 for trial.

The State alleges that on July 16, Katsande was at Zhakata Bottle Store in Zimunya where he was seen in the kitchen splashing some water from a bucket on political posters pasted on the kitchen wall.

The security guard at the drinking hole, Christopher Maposa, allegedly caught him in the act and questioned him.
Katsande allegedly told Maposa that he was a trained soldier and headbutted the security guard on the mouth several times.

Katsande was restrained from further assaulting the complainant by Naison Bhiza, who is the complainant’s brother.
Maposa allegedly sustained a cut on the lower lip and bruises on the right hand, and was referred to Mutare Central Hospital for medical examination.

The patrons then ganged up and effected a citizen’s arrest on Katsande before handing him over to Dangamvura Police Station.

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5 Comments

  1. kid marongorongo

    The State alleges that on July 16, Katsande was at Zhakata Bottle Store in Zimunya where he was seen in the kitchen splashing some water from a bucket on political posters pasted on the kitchen wall.
    reporter, you forgot to link your heading with the story they are far apart. Your story lacks weight, whose political posters were pasted. thats too cheap politics to believe. At one time you want to drag soldiers into politics at another you cry about them being involved, what kind of liers are you, soldiers are citizens they are going to exercise they rights to vote, and i guess they are going to choose a visionary leader and this is ED.

  2. kid dofo rakadzidza

  3. @g40, point of correction. You’ve upgraded KID buy saying rakadzidza. Hapana kudzidza apa. Jus like ED wake who cant count.

    1. shunguhadziurayi mangarayi

      Hooo asi dununu renyu ramunoti advocate heee president risinga ziwi kuti iro ritoriwo part to the current constitution yarawe kuignowa nekuda kutonga.g40 is right because iye idofo risina kudzidza but riri nane panewe kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkky

  4. Political campaign posters are not supposed to be placed on private property without the consent of the owner. lf that happens then the proprietor deserves the right to pull them down and can not be charged with that section. Big up to the gunmen for your action you are a Hero.Nyika irikuona.,

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