A former soldier, Phakamani Moyo, has been handed a two-year prison sentence by Plumtree magistrate Joshua Nembaware for assaulting two police officers.
The 30-year-old will serve 18 months in jail after six months were conditionally suspended.
According to the prosecutor, Voster Makuwerere, the incident took place on September 27, 2020, around 3pm. The complainant had gone to a residence to purchase potato crisps, but Moyo’s girlfriend did not have the required change. Upon being awakened and asked for loose money, Moyo became agitated and accused the complainant of disturbing his sleep. He proceeded to physically assault the individual.
The complainant sustained injuries and promptly reported the incident to the police. Constables Ngwanyana and Kanengoni were dispatched to the scene in an attempt to arrest Moyo. However, Moyo overpowered the officers and assaulted them. Despite seeking reinforcements, the police were unable to locate Moyo as he had fled the premises.
Moyo was subsequently apprehended when he visited the police station to report a separate case of theft.