Police in Mutare have arrested two suspects for allegedly attacking Neighbourhood Watch Committee members during a public spat.
The two Stanely Chifamata (26) and Aaron Samusodza (27) went viral in a video when they attacked the two members before pushing them in a water drain.
The incident, which occurred under the watch of residents in Chikanga, has been condemned by the police force.
In a post, the police said;
“The ZRP confirms the arrest of two suspects, Stanely Chifamata (26) and Aaron Samusodza (27) in connection with the assault on two Neighbourhood Watch Committee (NWC) members in Chikanga, Mutare on February 2.
“The incident went viral on social media platforms on February 8,” said the police.
The police also allege that the two suspects had challenged authority of the two NWC members.
“It is alleged that the suspects challenged the complainants resulting in the scuffle which ended up involving members of the public.
More details to follow,” reads the statement.
In the video that has gone viral the officers were attacked, and try to retaliate whilst the crowd is heard cheering the attackers.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Republic Police arrested 6953 people on Monday and Tuesday in violation of Covid-19 regulations with 2012 being nabbed for failing to wear masks.
A total of 410 497 people have so far been arrested since March 30 last year for infringing national lockdown measures, mostly for movement restrictions and failure to wear face masks.
The law enforcement agents say they will continue to enforce stricter lockdown measures warning those who will be caught on the wrong side to face the full wrath of the law.