- A man shared a series of tweets to detail his harrowing encounter with police officers
- Based on his account, he walked for seven kilometres and only removed his face mask for a moment to breathe
- During this time, the cops arrested him and threw him into a cell
A man revealed that he got onto the wrong side of the law and is enduring quite an ordeal as a result.
Ricky (@lemugangg) shared a series of tweets to highlight his plight in a Zimbabwean cell.
Ricky shared video footage from the area in which he was being held and the conditions seemed dire.
According to his account of events, Ricky walked approximately seven kilometres to collect his groceries while wearing his face mask, as per lockdown regulations.
However, he momentarily adjusted his mask to breathe, as the long walk took its toll.
When police officers noticed him with his mask off, they quickly pounced and arrested him.
The cops allegedly disregarded his explanation and he's being held until he agrees to pay a fine.
Tweeps empathised with Ricky and many shared their disdain for the nation's cops.
Gabs (@mpofu_gabrielle) said,
"I can’t stand the police in Zimbabwe. The other day I drove to the store they stopped me and asked where I was going. Told them the truth but kept saying I was lying. Yet it was right there just after the road block. They got into my car and asked for 20USD. They’re so corrupt."
Bab'mncane (@TopBoyZW) lauded the victim:
"Well done Ricky. You have shone a beacon today. Though it will cost you a lot of inconvenience hopefully this will be the last for anyone to go through such."
Eng Frayz (@Innocuousfrayz) shared some ominous words:
"The level of corruption in the ZRP is killing this country the reason why they took you to the police station is because u ddn’t want to give them anything they are slowly going back to the Mugabe era. We have the power to stop this."
Premier (@TaperaEmmanuel) feared the worst:
"I hope this is not yourself posting this thread coz if honestly you are inside with these tweets going viral like this l feel pity for you.The system will engulf you with it's crocodile jaws.They don't want exposure if l were you l would just keep quiet until this ordeal is over."
In another Covid-19-related arrest, Briefly.co.za reported that a post on Facebook for a man being arrested for allegedly transporting alcohol has people divided on social media.
South Africans were at odds with the police's actions, claiming that the police should be arresting real criminals.
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