Ex-policeman begs for President Mugabe's mercy

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FORMER police detective Farayi Nyapokoto has sought President Robert Mugabe’s intervention in a matter where he wants police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri to compensate him for unlawful arrest.

Nyapokoto wants Mugabe to press Chihuri to enforce a June 11 2011 High Court order which awarded him $50 000 in damages and a further $6 400 in legal costs.

High Court judge Justice Lawrence Kamocha ruled that police had wrongfully arrested the former cop after he testified against the police force during an inquest.

Nyapokoto told the inquest that the two robbery suspects were killed while in police custody.

Following the High Court ruling, Chihuri filed an application for condonation which was dismissed by the court on February 7 this year.

Nyapokoto claims Chihuri went further and blocked the Deputy Sheriff from enforcing the court order.

Part of his appeal to Mugabe, dated June 23 2014, reads: “I therefore wish the assistance of His Excellency the president of the Republic of Zimbabwe and other responsible senior officers in the delivery of justice in this country to intervene and come to my help.

“I have failed totally to get help from the Commissioner-General of police in this matter.”

The letter was copied to Bulawayo Provincial Affairs minister Eunice Sandi Moyo, officer commanding Bulawayo province, Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi, Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku and Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana.

Nyapokoto was fired from the police force and evicted from Ross Camp in Bulawayo after he exposed the alleged killing of the two suspected armed robbers.

He testified in court that the suspects were killed by his colleagues on duty on the fateful day.

Nyapokoto was charged with contravening Chapter 11,10 of the Police Act and sentenced to eight days in prison after he testified at the inquest.


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