Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko allegedly removed his shirt and thoroughly beat up a police officer at the police station.
Mphoko caused a stir recently when he personally released arrested Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (Zinara) executives facing charges of prejudicing the parastatal of $1,3 million.
During a question and answer session in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Mabvuku Tafara MP James Maridadi (MDC-T) asked Minister of State in Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office Clifford Sibanda to explain circumstance leading to Juma and Norupiri’s release from custody.
“Is it government’s policy that a vice-president who will be acting president would go to a police station and emotionally cause the release of an accused person because he works for him, and then his body guards severely assault the police officers?” Maridadi queried.
“He had his shirt removed and exposed an open fly. This happened in the open and it is an open secret nationwide that this is what happened.
“The VP removed his shirt and assaulted people. Is that government policy, and is it the position that an acting president removes his shirt and assaults police officers at a police station?”
Deputy speaker of the National Assembly Mabel Chinomona, who said he should put it in writing as Sibanda was not assigned to Mphoko’s office.