Vendor bites cop in a bid to stop arrest

A 36-year-old Epworth woman who is a vendor in the Harare Central business district who bite off an officer with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) while trying to arrest, has been hauled before court.

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A 36-year-old Epworth woman who is a vendor in the Harare Central business district who bite off an officer with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) while trying to arrest, has been hauled before court.

The police officer Faithful Makombe is currently admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital after Memory Chamada attacked her while resisting arrest.

Chamada appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa facing charges of resisting a law officer and was remanded in custody pending bail consideration.

The complainant in the matter is Makombe, a police officer stationed at Harare Central police station.

Circumstances are that on April 30 2019 around 08.30 am, along Charter Street in Harare, the complainant who was on duty and on Operation Restore Sunshine City arrested Chamada for vending and upon escort to Harare Central police station, the accused person suddenly ripped off a plastic that she was carrying and started slapping the complainant on the back, the State alleges.

Court heard two constables; Chitsinde and Mundezha who were in the company of the complainant ran towards the two trying to rescue their colleague.

Before they could help, court heard That Chamada held Makombe by her left arm and bit her.

She sustained a deep cut on the left arm before she was rushed to Parirenyatwa Hospital where she is currently admitted.

Linda Gadzikwa appeared for the State.