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Cop fails to pay hooker, surrenders uniform as surety

By Tatenda Dewa | Harare Bureau |

A 30-year-old police detail, Givemore Marara, hired a sex worker for the night, failed to pay for her services and had to surrender his service uniform as surety, according to court records.

Zimbabwe police in this file photo/Reuters
Zimbabwe police in this file photo/Reuters

Marara, a constable based at Chikato police station in Masvingo province, is alleged to have taken the sex worker from a night club on 21 June and spent the night with her on the understanding that he would pay her $20.

However, he failed to raise the money and, instead, allegedly gave her his uniform comprising a pair of boots, belt, shirt, trousers, jersey and cap.

Since he did not have a replacement set, Marara reportedly made a false report that his uniform had been stolen.

During investigations, police are said to have discovered the uniform at the sex worker’s place, but were told that Marara had surrendered it as surety.

Marara is set to appear at the Masvingo magistrates’ court for allegedly providing false information to a public officer, when he made his report.

His court appearance was scheduled for Monday but has been postponed to 31 August since one of the key witnesses did not show up.

Marara is being represented by Collin Maboke of Ruvengo, Maboke and Partners and is insisting that he did not give the sex worker his uniform, claiming it was stolen at his house. Nehanda Radio

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