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    6 malayitshas, South African cop appear at Beitbridge Court for violence


    ELLEN MLAMBO

    BEITBRIDGE – Seven malayitshas including a man understood to be a member of the South African Police force were due to appear at Beitbridge Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday) on allegations of assaulting a Zimbabwe Police officer before fleeing from Beitbridge Border Post without paying duty.
    The Zimbabwean cop, Tawanda Shayamano who was allegedly stoned by the suspects is admitted at Beitbridge General Hospital. The incident happened at midnight on Sunday.
    The seven are said to have initially demonstrated at Beitbridge Border Post against Zimra before forcing their way through a boom gate and escaping with their vehicles loaded with goods imported from South Africa.
    They are being charged with public violence.
    It is the State case that "the seven Tawanda Jaison (35), Philemon Sibanda (35), Solomon Ngcame (44), Nhlanhla Mkhize (44), Mudau Shumani Leornard (43), Samiso Sibanda (58) and Bhekimpilo Ntini (43) acting in common purpose with others who are still at large forcibly removed the cement barricades which blocks vehicles from leaving the customs searching point before being searched by authorities. As a result some motor vehicles which were carrying imported goods escaped without being searched.
    "They later assaulted a Police officer Tawanda Shayamano."
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