GUTU – There was drama at a house in Hwiru in Mpandawana last week when a police Sergeant was allegedly caught stark naked with a junior’s wife.
The senior cop was caught with Medline Makonese (19) who is a Constable and reports to the former in the Cattle Clearing Department.
Sergeant Amos Mandiwanza was trapped and handcuffed by a group of Police officers at a house in Hwiru High Density Suburb and the group sang and toyi-toyed as they frogmarched him to the Police station.
The Mirror has an audio in which the Police officers sang “Mandiwanza, kunyenga mukadzi wemunhu”.
Mandiwanza said he was not involved in the incident when contacted for comment by The Mirror.
“I am not the one. I don’t even know what you are talking about,” said Mandiwanza before cutting off the call.
The Mirror however, has a picture of the handcuffed Mandiwanza. He is not wearing a shirt in the picture.
Efforts to get a comment from Masvingo Police spokesperson were fruitless.
The Mirror understands that Mandiwanza has since been reported for assault after he beat up some members of the group as they tried to apprehend him.
Constable Brian Chikono who is married to Makonese said that he was not allowed to talk to the Press.
“I leave the matter to God. I can’t talk to you I am not allowed,” said Chikono.
Efforts to get a comment from the woman at the centre of the storm were fruitless as her phone was not reachable.
However, sources including some cops who allegedly accompanied Chikono to raid the house that was used as a love nest by the two said a gang of about 8 people, most of them cops went to the house after hearing that the accused was with Chikono’s wife.
“When we got to the house we peeped through some openings on the door and saw the two of them lying naked on the bed and the woman’s baby sleeping on a place prepared on the floor.
“We then forced the door open,” said one of the sources who declined to be named.
There was a scuffle between Mandiwanza and the group that saw Mandiwanza allegedly assaulting Constable Liberty Kashiri with a fist and injuring him on the nose; and he also allegedly pushed another officer, Rodney Makuro.
“Sergeant Mandiwanza assaulted two police officers Rodney Makuro and Liberty Kashiri in a bid to run away. Makonese smashed a light bulb in the house to make the place dark so that Mandiwanza could escape,” added the source.
Since he was out numbered, Mandiwanza was handcuffed and taken to the Police station.
Mandiwanza is said to have refuted allegations of adultery and insisted that he had come to collect US$20 he is owed by Makonese.
He is also said to have told the group that he was at the house to counsel Makonese since she had marital problems with her husband. Masvingo Mirror