27 Feb 2017, ZAKA – A policeman is nursing serious ear injuries at Musiso Hospital after he was attacked allegedly by three illegal gamblers who were angry that the cop had confiscated their money and converted it to his personal use.
Though acting Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa said he had not received the report, TellZim News is reliably informed that the cop, only identified as Chapeyama, had seized US$60 from the gamblers.
The cop is said to have passed by the trio plying their gambling trade and took all their belongings including the cash which he however, failed to take to the police station.
Sources said after noticing that the cop had not surrendered the cash at his workplace as per the law, the peeved gamblers plotted a violent retaliation.
Matuda bar tender, Paul Chigaro confirmed that the cop lost a piece of his ear while drinking at the bar.
"The three men entered the bar and attacked Chapeyama, accusing him of spending their money. One of the said gamblers, Matemerdous Maume bit Chapeyama's ear and tore a piece off.
"Another alleged gambler, Douglas Siyawareva then took the piece of flesh, put it in an empty container and went round the bar showing it to revellers. Chapeyama was then quickly ferried to the hospital where he is receiving treatment," Chigaro.
It was also reported that Siyawareva has since been arrested but his accomplices were still on the run by the time of writing.local