ZANU-PF senior member Isau Mupfumi to appear in court

By Agencies

A renowned Zanu-PF member and bus operator Esau Mupfumi was over the weekend arrested in Mutare following violent clashes involving rank marshals that rocked the city at Old Harare rank in the last few days.

Police yesterday confirmed the arrest of bus operators, touts, criminals and rank marshals.
Rank marshals and touts engaged in a fierce fighting over passengers that left several people injured.

He was nabbed alongside Nash Mudukuti (32) also known as Bazooka sustained cuts on the left hand, left leg and forehead while Munyaradzi Mudiho (29) sustained a swollen right leg and bruises on his face.

National Police spokesperson Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest of numerous individuals implicated in the disturbances.

“Police confirm the arrest of bus operators, touts, criminal gangs and rank marshals in connection with public violence scenes which rocked Mutare on 23 May 2024 and 24 May 2024.

“The suspects arrested include Isau Mupfumi, Jelous Mukorera, Michael Chigaro, Tatenda Chamusingarevi, Cassidy Chabvuta, Clayton Muchineripi, Kudzanai Neshiri, Taurai Gumende, Donemore Dube, Constantine Makombe, Tawanda Matara, Liberty Simonyi, Rodrick Chiutsi, James Bhekete, Daniel Kaibo, Daniel Edmore Shupai, Noah Mabota, Wayne Mafuta, Blessing Chikukwa, Donald Matakure, Oracio Migayo and Luckmore Shamhu,” Nyathi said.

He said some of the suspects were hired and paid to engage in public violence using vehicles while wielding machetes and other weapons

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