Drama At Police Station As Police Officers Get In fists fight
A BINGA man allegedly fatally stabbed a fellow villager six times and a police officer tasked to investigate the issue severely assaulted his superior with an iron bar, after refusing to take on the case.
Apheti Mudimba (24) allegedly stabbed Mike Munenge (36) on the forehead, chest and back with a kitchen knife in front of his kraal on Saturday morning while a fellow villager watched.
At around 1PM, Detective Assistant Inspector Iyanayi Lartino Zvironzo (47) from Binga Police Station assigned Sergeant Eckhem Chipara (43) to attend the scene of crime but he allegedly refused.
A police source claimed Sgt Chipara is very superstitious and he believed Mudimba would bewitch him if he instituted investigations.
Asst Insp Zvironzo, the source said, took an official book to record Sgt Chipara for insubordination.
“Sgt Chipara blew his top. He got hold of an iron bar near the office, charged towards his boss and threatened to kill him. He hit Asst Insp Zvironzo on the arm. Police officers fled from the office leaving the screaming Asst Insp Zvironzo at the mercy of Chipara. He was rescued by a detective who was brave enough to return to the office,” the source said.
The incident was reported to a Chief Inspector Mukahanana, the officer in charge of Binga Police Station.
The source said Sgt Chipara, who was breathing heavily through flared nostrils, would not relent.
“Even in the presence of the boss, he continued threatening to assault Asst Insp Zvironzo and poking him with the iron bar that everyone had been afraid to take from him,” said the source.
Matabeleland North provincial police spokesperson Inspector Siphiwe Makonese could not be reached for comment.