GWERU - Three brothers on Wednesday last week appeared before Gweru magistrate Vimbai Makora facing charges of assaulting municipal police during a blitz against illegal vendors in the CBD.
Master Mbeure (25), Kennias Mbeure (21) and Kudakwashe Mbeure (23) of Ascot allegedly assaulted council cops who wanted to confiscate their goods.
The court heard that Master allegedly hit Brilliant Minyamana with a half brick once on head while Kennias assaulted Ratidzo Mpofu. Kudakwashe was accused of assaulting Charles Machangira and Martha Mudamburi.
The trio were remanded out of custody on US$40 bail and will appear in court on different dates.
Master will appear in court on November 13 while Kennias and Kudakwashe will come back to court November 16 and 17 respectively.
It is the State's case that on October 23, municipal police officers were patrolling the streets to get rid of vendors operating at undesignated sites in the city.
Master is said to have resisted attempts to confiscate his wares before hitting Minyamana with a half brick once on the head.
Kennias allegedly assaulted Mpofu while Kudakwashe hit Machangira and Mudamburi as they resisted arrest.local