Cop arrested for assaulting journalist Blessed Mhlanga. Mika Patsikadova (28) who is based at Waterfalls Police Station was granted free bail yesterday when he appeared before magistrate Nyasha Vitorini facing assault charges.
A Harare police officer, who allegedly assaulted NewsDay and Heart & Soul television journalist Blessed Mhlanga has been arrested and taken to court.
Allegations are that on November 26 this year at around 2130hrs, Mhlanga, who was at Zindoga shopping centre, was attacked by unknown assailants.
He approached Patsikadova, who was on duty at the shopping centre, for assistance.
Patsikadova, who was attending to another person, referred Mhlanga to other police officers who were at a distance. The State alleges that the referral did not go down well with Mhlanga and a dispute ensued.
Patsikadova then allegedly punched Mhlanga once on the mouth who had to be referred to the hospital for treatment. A medical affidavit will be produced in court.
Mhlanga made a police report and Patsikadova allegedly made a counter-report to the police, alleging that the journalist had also assaulted him. Mhlanga appeared at the same court and was granted free bail.
Bofu Zebediah appeared for the State. Patsikadova was remanded to December 18 for trial.
Source – Pindula News
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