HARARE – Jaison Muvevi, a triple homicide suspect, said in court on Wednesday that the investigators looking into his case were preventing him from getting any sleep by handcuffing him tightly.
The former police officer who went viral after shooting three people in Wedza recently also claimed to magistrate Dennis Mangosi that the detectives working on his case have been hanging him from a bar.
This happened just before police received a warrant for additional detention, and the former CID officer is scheduled to appear in court again on January 20.
Three additional days with Muvevi were requested by the detectives in charge of the case in order to give them more time to handle the case properly.
Detective Pikisai Chikwazo, the investigating officer, stated that they need additional time to travel to Wedza and interrogate him while looking for leads.
The magistrate, however, remained silent regarding the alleged intensified interrogation technique employed on Muvevi, who claimed to have been handcuffed in a stressful posture with his hands shackled over his head and unable to fall asleep as a result.
Muvevi (43) is accused of murdering three persons in Wedza last week. He allegedly fled for two days before being apprehended in Mozambique.
He had been charged with illegal gun possession in Mozambique, with officials of the country originally refusing to deport him but after diplomatic interventions, they eventually had a change of heart and turned him over to Zimbabwean authorities.