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Female cop turns heroine in High Court Drama

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Female cop turns heroine in High Court Drama

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SIMBARASHE MTEMBO
MIRROR REPORTER

MASVINGO – A slender-built female Police officer Plannet Chigwada turned heroine at the High Court last week when she latched onto a medium built colleague who bolted out of the dock and ferociously darted for freedom after Justice Garainesu Mawadze confirmed his two-year custodial sentence for corruption.
Tyron Makayi (33), who is a member of the CID gazed tensely at the Judge as he concluded his verdict and asked Prison Officers to whisk away their guest to his new home.
Without warning Makayi swiftly jumped out of the dock, knocked down a male officer and after that he had just one last hurdle between him and his much sort after freedom. The hurdle, a slim built woman officer looked like an obvious underdog.
But the tactical Chigwada allowed Makayi to go past her but just as he did, she latched at the escaping criminal’s belt from the back with both hands and had him slightly hanging in the air. She swiftly turned him around to face the direction from which he was running away.
He could not remove his belt from the firm grip and the job was done leaving two stunned appeal judges, Justice Mawadze and Justice Sunsley Zisengwe with their mouths agape.
Provincial Police spokesperson, Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident and hailed the 29-year-old officer for a job well done.
Chigwada declined to comment to The Mirror and referred all questions to her bosses.
Makayi had appealed against a two-year jail term he was given by Beitbridge Magistrate Takudzwa Gwazemba in May 2023 for demanding and receiving a ZAR6 500 bribe from Kenias Mugabe.
Makayi ran a racket with other Police Officers at Beitbridge Border Post. The Police officers at the border would approach an importer of a vehicle and offer to give him/her a cheaper temporary import permit (TIP).
However, as the driver makes it out of the border post he would be confronted by another group of cops including Makayi who would arrest the motorist for having a fake TIP and they would demand R10 000 or they would impound the vehicle.
In this case Mugabe did not have the R10 000 and Makayi drove the former’s car to collect the money from a relative. After getting the money from Nomatter Mahachi, Mugabe’s sister, the officers gave Mugabe back his car and allowed him to leave.
However, the next day Mugabe reported the matter to Police and Makayi was arrested and convicted. He appealed against the conviction and sentence at the High Court in Masvingo.

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