By Senior Court Reporter
The High Court of Zimbabwe HC(B)650/22 has granted bail to a man who suffered assault at the hands of a police dog in Beatrice, Harare South.
The High Court Court Judge Esther Muremba granted bail to Matheus Nziramasanga(67) this Wednesday.
According to court papers seen by this publication the accused will pay ZW 100 000 for the bail. He is also expected to report twice a week at ZRP Makoni Police Station on condition that he does interfere with investigations and state witnesses.
“Appellant shall deposit the sum of ZW 100 000. 00(Hundred Thousand dollars)with the Clerk of Court (Chitungwiza Magistrate Court). Shall reside at No 31404 Unit N Seke Chitungwiza until finalization of the matter under CRB BTR 166/22. Shall report twice every week Mondays and Fridays between 06:00 hrs and 18:00hrs at ZRP Makoni. The Appellant shall not interfere with investigations and any State witnesses.
Nziramasanga(67) was arrested together with Blessing Mutambi(18), Tichaona Matemba(17), Prosper Mutini(25) and are being accused of stealing (7) cattle belonging to Moffat Mwan(Complainant) ,a Farm Manager at Koala residing at Alicedale West in Beatrice.
The four(4) are facing charges of contravening Section 114(1) (a) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23(Stocktheft).
According to Naziramasanga’s Lawyer, Tamutswa Muzana of Tapera & Muzana and Partners, the Zimbabwe Republic Police(ZRP) officers unleashed dogs on the four(4)accused and were brutally assaulted.
The first accused (Blessing Mutambi)(18) is still nursing genital wounds after the brutal assault.