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Mushikashika drivers caught assaulting police officers in viral video arrested

Zimbabwe Republic Police has caught up with two mushikashika drivers who were filmed assaulting two traffic police officers in Waterfalls after they were caught in breach of the law.

The suspects, identified as Kudakwashe Chigeregomo, aged 23, and Emmanuel Denhere, aged 18, both residents of Kuwadzana, are set to face legal consequences for their aggressive behaviour towards Constables Godknows Maretawona, 36, and Isaac Manjokoto, 33, stationed at the Mbare Traffic Police Station.

The confrontation unfolded when the two officers, fulfilling their duty at an intersection in Waterfalls, apprehended Kudakwashe, who was operating a grey Nissan AD van (registration number: AGE 6658) without the required license.

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Accompanying Kudakwashe was Emmanuel, serving as the conductor of the vehicle.

Upon their arrest, the officers instructed Kudakwashe to drive them to the Mbare Traffic Police Post. However, instead of complying, Kudakwashe veered the vehicle off course, colliding with a precast wall along Forbes Road

Following the collision, Kudakwashe and Emmanuel turned violent, launching a physical assault on the two officers. They repeatedly struck the officers with unidentified objects, causing severe injuries to their heads and faces.

The assault, captured by an unidentified individual, was later circulated on social media platforms.

Despite the aggression, the officers managed to subdue the assailants and promptly called for backup from their department. Both officers sustained injuries during the altercation and were promptly transported to Sally Mugabe Hospital for medical attention.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi has confirmed the arrest of the two suspects. Further details regarding the incident are expected to be released as investigations progress.

Assistant Commissioner Nyathi stated, “Police have apprehended two suspects in connection with the kidnapping and assault of two police officers in Waterfalls. Investigations are ongoing, and additional information will be disclosed in due course.”

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