Conductor beats police officer for demanding $15 bribe

A commuter omnibus conductor Clayton Manyora (23) appeared before Harare magistrate, Victoria Mashamba charged for the assault of the police officer, Innocent Mudambo, as well as touting. He was convicted and sentenced to a wholly suspended 6 months in jail but will serve 210 hours of community service at St Mary’s Police Station in Chitungwiza.

According to Manyora, Madambo demanded $15 as a bribe from the driver, but was told the money was with the conductor. He said he gave Madambo the money, before he asked for a receipt, but the officer declined. He said the fight only started after he demanded his money back. However the State said that Manyora was touting for passengers at Charge Office rank and upon arrest he struck Madambo on the face using open hands and ran away, but was arrested on the same day.

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