Drama as policeman flees for dear life after being bashed by miner over impounded petrol

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A MINER from Gwanda has been arrested for assaulting a cop in protest to arrest. Tryson Nkomo (53) of Bunslucky Mine in West Nicholson is set to appear at the Gwanda Magistrate’s Court facing a charge of defeating or obstructing the course of judgement.

The case will proceed by way of summons on a date yet to be advised pending further investigations.

According to the State papers Nkomo bashed Constable Caesar Tshuma who had recovered petrol from an illegal fuel dealer.

“On 28 November the accused person confronted the complainant demanding petrol which the complainant had recovered from an illegal fuel dealer as it belonged to him. Constable Tshuma pointed out to the accused person that he was a police officer and had confiscated the fuel as part of his duties. Nkomo threatened to assault the complainant if he didn’t return his fuel and he went on to shove him on the chest.

Nkomo then pushed the complainant and forcibly took the petrol from him and emptied it into a vehicle,” read the State papers.

— Sunday New


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