The Presidential guard who was arrested after firing bullets at State House on Wednesday was tortured and sent to a medical doctor on Thursday morning, Professor Jonathan Moyo has revealed.
Moyo who broke the news said the soldier was interviewed by Commander of One Presidential Guard Infantry Battalion at State House, Lieutenant-Colonel Samson Murombo.
State House is President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s official residence.
Said Moyo, “On arrest Private Magandu was interviewed by Lt Col S. Murombo, detained at KGVI; tortured and deprived of sleep for alleged links with opposition and foreigners; ranted that men in suits get all the money but real army gets nothing. He was sent for psychiatric evaluation this morning!”
On arrest PVT Magandu was interviewed by Lt Col S Murombo, detained at KGVI; tortured & deprived of sleep for alleged links with opposition & foreigners; ranted that "men in suits get all the money but real army gets nothing". He was sent for psychiatric evaluation this morning!
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) November 21, 2019
On Wednesday Moyo broke the news that Magandu emptied his magazine firing in the air at State House on Wednesday morning and was arrested as he was reloading. He is said to have complained of hardships and said he can’t survive in dead economy.
A social media message that has gone viral purportedly written by people in the army has warned the leadership of the army from ill-treating Magandu.