(Last Updated on March 16, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HWANGE – The Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights (ZLHR) has on behalf of two Hwange women served the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) with notices of intention to sue.
Twaboni Nyoni and Zulani Mudenda are claiming damages for pain and suffering and medical expenses which arose as a result of injuries sustained after police recklessly fired shots at them sometime last year.
“In Hwange in Matabeleland North province, our lawyer Prisca Dube has served notices of intention to sue @PoliceZimbabwe on behalf of 2 women Twaboni Nyoni and Zulani Mudenda claiming damages for pain and suffering and for medical expenses.
“The damages are arising as a result of unlawful conduct of some ZRP members who recklessly and indiscriminately fired shots at them in 2020 during a police raid on alleged illegal coke vendors in Madumabisa Village 2 in Hwange in Matabeleland North province,” said ZLHR.
The incident occurred last year when police raided illegal coke vendors in Madumabisa village 2.
Nyoni sustained an injury on one of her breasts and is no longer able to breastfeed her three-month-old baby.
Mudenda was shot while coming from work and sustained injuries on her stomach and severe loss of blood. She was admitted to a local hospital where she required 5 pints of blood.
“As a result of the shooting, Mudenda sustained serious injuries on the stomach, severe loss of blood that upon admission at a local hospital she required a transfusion of 5 pints of blood & the extent of her injuries required specialised treatment at Mater Dei Hospital,” added the local human rights organisation.