A RUSAPE-based police officer allegedly turned the Nyazura Police Station’s charge office into a war room as he attacked a complainant with a machete in a bid to stop him off from filing an assault complaint against him.
Constable Greenmore Rwambiwa (35) of ZRP Rusape Central has since been arrested and arraigned before the courts.
He is facing attempted murder charges.
When he appeared before Rusape magistrate, Ms Rufaro Mangwiro last Wednesday, he was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody to May 19.
Prosecuting, Mrs Orripah Sagandira said as Tafadzwa Dzemunye was inside the charge office filing assault charges against Rwambiwa, the latter attacked Dzemunye some more.
“On May 1 while at Mega Market Complex in Nyazura, Rwambiwa followed the complainant who was on his way home and slapped him once on the face, blaming him for filing a case against a Constable Makumbo.
“Dzemunye proceeded to Nyazura Police Station to file an assault report against Rwambiwa.
“While the complainant was reporting the case, Rwambiwa arrived armed with a scissors carjack and a machete.
“Rwambiwa charged at Dzemunye and hit him once on the right hand with the scissors carjack,” said Mrs Sagandira.
It is alleged that Rwambiwa also hit Dzemunye’s face four times with the flat side of a machete before going on to use the weapon’s sharp edges to strike the complainant thrice.
Mr Leonard Chigadza of Chigadza and Associates appeared for Rwambiwa.
— Manica Post