CHIREDZI – The newly elected Zanu PF councilor for Chiredzi's Ward Five, Blessing Mazinyani, was last week arrested for public drinking and was briefly detained at Chiredzi police station.
He was released after paying $10 fine.
Mazinyani was among several revellers who were rounded up by police after being found drinking at an unregistered beer outlet at Zava business centre.
Police raided the revellers last Thursday afternoon during their routine patrols and the youthful councillor was apprehended as he tried to escape from the scene when the police arrived.
Eyewitnesses said he tried to persuade the police to let him go citing his influence as ruling party councillor but the police would have none of it and was shoved into the back of a police vehicle and taken to the police station.news