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Rogue police trainees in the dock

Story by Fungai Jachi

PROSECUTION opposed the release on bail of 19 trainee police officers who attacked the public in Harare last Friday, arguing they are a threat to public order.

The 19 police recruits who allegedly sought revenge against suspected touts who had attacked their colleagues in Harare’s Central Business District (CBD) last Friday, will spend their fourth night in remand prison awaiting bail application.

The co-accused were arrested on Friday and appeared in court on Saturday where the State successfully applied for a warrant for further detention.

Magistrate Mrs Yeukai Dzuda granted the application after investigating officers requested more time to have the 19 in custody, pending further investigations.

It is alleged that the attack on the public came after two of the trainee police officers were attacked by suspected touts.

The court heard that the two recruits mobilised their fellow recruits for a revenge mission.

They are expected back in court this Tuesday for the continuation of their bail application.

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