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Harare City Council Vehicle Attached To Recover RTGS $80 000

Harare City Council Municipal Officers
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By Staff Reporter

A vehicle owned by Harare City Council was attached Tuesday to recover RTGS$80 000 debt which the local authority owes to Benedict Govha after it was ordered by a Harare Magistrate to pay as compensation for brutal assault of a Harare resident by some municipal cops.

Govha sustained severe injuries on his body for which he had to seek medical treatment after he was assaulted on 9 January 2019 by some municipal cops, who arrested him together with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) while he was trying to enter into his shop located in Harare’s CBD.

He was caught up in a dragnet arrest by municipal and ZRP officers who were apprehending vendors in the CBD.

He was assisted by Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights (ZLHR) to sue the Harare City Council and the Zimbabwe Republic Police.

Last year on the 10th of December Harare Magistrate Dhliwayo ordered the local authority and ZRP to pay Govha damages for the violation of his fundamental rights amounting to RTGS$80 000.

ZLHR recently obtained a warrant of execution to attach Harare City Council property after the local authority reneged on compensating Govha.

Robert Tapfumaneyi