An angry madala torched government offices in Chegutu on Monday after he complained about rampant corruption by government officials.
The madala, Josiah Garamukanwa, 77, set the Chegutu District Lands offices on fire after he had visited the offices inquiring on the position of his application in which he had applied for a piece of land.
This was revealed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) on their Twitter handle. Said police:
“Police have arrested Josiah Garamukanwa (77) for a case of malicious damage to property, which occurred at Chegutu District Lands offices. The suspect visited the offices inquiring on the position of his application in which he applied for a piece of land.
“On leaving the premises, the suspect produced a plastic container containing petrol which was hidden in a plastic bag and poured it in the corridor before setting the building on fire.
“The suspect tried to escape but the Police officers who were on surveillance acted swiftly and arrested him. The fire brigade extinguished the fire before any documents were destroyed.”