Vendor nabbed for impersonating a soldier

By Simbarashe Mwandipendaa

A Harare vendor was arraigned before a Guruve magistrates courts yesterday for impersonating a soldier at a roadblock.

Mike Nyahungwe pleaded guilty to the charge and was remanded in custody to tomorrow for sentencing.

Prosecutor Spiwe Makarichi alleged that on June 2 Nyahungwe was intercepted at a police roadblock in Guruve where he was putting on a 1-2 infantry battalion t-shirt.

He drew the attention of soldiers who were part of the roadblock who enquired if he was a soldier.

The suspect lied to the soldiers that he was indeed a soldier but failed to give his force number.

Upon being interrogated he revealed that he was a vendor in Harare and had been offered the t-shirt by his brother who is a soldier.

Tendai Guvamombe