Chihuri promises to probe assault


Staff Writer

POLICE commissioner Augustine Chihuri has assured Harare lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa that her claims of assault by a policeman last week would be thoroughly investigated.
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Chihuri also assured her that the police would investigate the two car-jacking attempts on her.


Mtetwa said Chihuri called her and gave her an assurance that he would launch a full investigation to bring the culprit to book.


“The commissioner called me on Tuesday and gave me an assurance that he would get to the bottom of both car-jacking incidents as well as thoroughly investigate the police officer who assaulted me,” said Mtetwa.


But Mtetwa said the police had not made any progress nor shown any interest in either case so far.


“I have told them that I have photographs (of her injuries) as well as two medical reports but they haven’t shown any interest in them,” said Mtetwa.

“Nobody has recorded any statement from me.”


The legal fraternity both at home and abroad reacted furiously last week to the assault on Mtetwa at Borrowdale police station by a police officer identified as Mutumwa. The lawyer had just survived a second car-jacking attempt in a fortnight when, instead of assisting in tracking down the car-jackers, policemen who attended the scene arrested her before

Mutumwa allegedly assaulted her.