Policeman fired for listening to MDC-T song
A popular MDC-T song, Simudza Ngerengere, by parliamentarian Paul Madzore has landed a senior cop into trouble. Assistant Inspector Tedious Chisango was fired from the force on allegations of playing the MDC song and “teaching police recruits on regime change.”
Chisango was dumped in a bush near Ntabazinduna Police Training Depot on the outskirts of Bulawayo on Friday. The police officer was evicted from Ntabazinduna Police Training Depot on Friday morning after his expulsion from the force.
His eviction was witnessed by four journalists Pindai Dube of the Daily News, Nqobani Ndlovu of The Standard and freelancers Pamenous Tuso and Oscar Nkala who were later detained and released only after being forced to delete news pictures they had taken.
“I have been dumped in the bush as you can see. I slept in the bush last night with my wife and two kids. They said they no longer want me at the police camp alleging that I am now a threat to national security as they allege that I was teaching recruits about MDC.
“Now I am stranded and I don’t know what to do because they are refusing to give me their truck to carry my property and family to Marondera, my rural home,” a traumatised Chisango told Daily News on Sunday.
According to the charge sheet, Chisango force number 114321L, is being charged for contravening Chapter 11:10 of the Police Act of actively participating in politics whilst in the police force.
Allegations against Chisango who was working as a police medical officer at Ntabazinduna Police Training Depot are that he was caught playing the MDC song Simudza Ngerengere by Madzore on his personal cell phone while on duty by his superiors.
“Further Investigations were then conducted by Police Internal Security Intelligence (Pisi) officers from Bulawayo provincial police headquarters and Matabeleland north police headquarters and it revealed that even a computer in his office had music which promoted the MDC.
A file code named Tedy Chisango was found containing other MDC songs like Saddam Waenda, Shinga Zvichanaka, Hondo Yacho and others”.
“When contacted national police spokesperson Oliver Mandipaka said: “I haven’t received the details about that case yet. I am still checking.”
Chisango’s expulsion from the force came at a time when another police officer in Bulawayo, Alois Mabhunu was last month reportedly arrested and also dragged before the police internal court for using President Robert Mugabe’s toilet during the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). Daily News on Sunday