Man nabbed for tear gas can­is­ter

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Andile Tshuma

A MAN from Bu­l­awayo has been ar­raigned af­ter he was found in pos­ses­sion of a tear gas can­is­ter.

Tawanda Mucheche (31) of Mpopoma sub­urb ap­peared be­fore West­ern Com­mon­age Mag­is­trate Mr Stephen Ndhlovu charged with un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a dan­ger­ous weapon. He pleaded guilty and was re­manded in cus­tody. In mit­i­ga­tion, Mucheche told the court that he had picked the can­is­ter on July 6 this year dur­ing the #ZimShutDown vi­o­lent protests at Mazayi Bridge along Lu­veve Road in Makokoba Sub­urb.

The pros­e­cu­tor, Mr Kenneth Shava, said last Wed­nes­day at around 4PM, Mucheche was found in pos­ses­sion of the can­is­ter at Congo shops in Mpopoma sub­urb.

“On Septem­ber 7 at around 4PM, Sergeant Ephraim Chuma re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that the ac­cused was at Congo Shops in Mpopoma sub­urb and that he was in pos­ses­sion of a tear smoke can­is­ter.”

Mr Shava said Sergeant Chuma teamed up with an­other po­lice of­fi­cer, Con­sta­ble Sibanda, and they pro­ceeded to Congo Shops. They ap­pre­hended the ac­cused per­son, searched him and man­aged to dis­arm him.

Mucheche was ar­rested and the tear smoke can­is­ter was con­fis­cated and ex­hib­ited in court as ev­i­dence — @andile_t­shuma.

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