By John Chimunhu|
Human rights activist Itai Dzamara says he is suing a police assistant inspector for $100 000 following the November attack that left him hospitalised.
Dzamara, the leader of the Occupy Africa Unity Square protest group said he and human rights lawyer Kennedy Masiye had “instigated civil and criminal processes against the state over the brutal assault” they suffered in November.
“Assistant Inspector Mutemi based at Harare Central Police Station has been exposed as having led a group of more than 20 police members that brutally assaulted members of OAUS and Masiye on November 6 2014,” Dzamara said.
In a notice of intention to sue filed by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights member Denford Halimani, Mutemi was cited individually, with commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri and home affairs minister Kembo Mohadi also being implicated.
“As a result of your vicious, inhuman, degrading, unprovoked, humiliating, unlawful, wrongful and unjustified assault, our client suffered general damages in the amount of $100 000. In addition to this sum, you are personally liable to recompensing our client for special damages being medical expenses incurred when he was admitted to hospital, which is to the sum of US$1 339.61, excluding future medical expenses,” Halimani said.
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