Ex-Cop Appears In Court For Withholding Uniform To Get Free Rides From Transporters
A RUSAPE woman who was discharged from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) over disciplinary issues, but kept on wearing the organisation’s uniform, has appeared in court.
It is also alleged that the former police officer used the uniform to get free rides in both public and private transport.
Winnie Ndakaziwa Mavhudzi, 39, is facing charges of wearing the uniform without permission.
She is also alternately being charged with impersonating a police officer.
It is alleged that Ndakaziwa had the guts to put on the uniform and proceeded to the Police General Headquarters in Harare to appeal against her dismissal.
Mavhudzi pleaded not guilty when she appeared before Rusape magistrate, Annie Ndiraya arguing that she was not fired from the police, but was only on suspension.
Prosecuting, Innocent Mwoyondizvo told the court that Mavhudzi continued wearing the police uniform despite being discharged from the force, leading to her arrest at a roadblock in Headlands.
On May 26, at Headlands Bus Stop, Mavhudzi, being a discharged member of the Police Constabulary Branch, unlawfully put on a police uniform and went to and from the Police General Headquarters in Harare without the permission from the Police Commissioner General, The Manica Post reports.
Magistrate Ndiraya remanded the matter to August 3 for trial continuation.
In other news, iHarare had reported that a Chitungwiza woman lost US$20 850 and other valuables after eight men who were armed with pistols attacked her at home.
Police confirmed the incident which occurred on Monday at around 8PM in Unit B Seke in Chitungwiza.
Police have since urged members of the public to desist from storing large sums of money in their homes as they become a target of robbers.
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