Sergeant Alois Mabhunu of West Commonage police station in Bulawayo was arrested on 7 May and has been languishing in detention for the past two weeks and is expected to appear at police internal court based at the regional headquarters at Southampton house on May 27.
Allegations against Mabhunu, a homicide police detective, are that on May 6, he was on duty at the ZITF grounds during the official opening of the trade show case by Jean Louis Ekra, president Afreximbank and President Mugabe. Mabhunu due to the call of nature rushed to the toilets reserved for Mugabe and his guest Ekra, but was stopped by other officers guarding the toilets.
Under intense pressure from the call of nature, the officer forced his way in and managed to relieve himself.He was arrested the following day on May 7 after a report was made to Mugabe’s security men and to senior police officers in the city.
When contacted for comment Bulawayo police spokesperson Mandlenkosi Moyo said: “ that’s an internal matter ” before referring Radio Vop to his senior in Harare.
Several motorists have in the past been assaulted by Mugabe’s security men for not giving way to the Presidential motorcade. Some of the riders who led the motorcade have also been killed after some motorists failed to observe the unwritten law of giving way when the motorcade approaches.