The Sunday Mail
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is hunting for a group of unidentified men, who appeared in a video assaulting a man they had apprehended on suspicion of committing a spate of robberies.
The graphic video, which has since gone viral, shows a man appearing to be in his late teens or early twenties, pinned on a metal ladder, near a fire.
In the video, a group of men is interrogating him about missing gold and money, while burning his feet with a metal rod retrieved from the fire.
Said police in a statement:
“The ZRP is appealing for information, which can lead to the identification and arrest of suspects involved in a brutal assault on a man inside a mine beside a raging fire.
“As seen in the video, which has gone viral on social media, the suspects go on to assault the man with an iron rod infused in fire, while in the process asking him to reveal information on property allegedly stolen in yet to be verified circumstances.”
The ZRP is appealing for anyone with information on the matter to reach out to the nearest police station.
There has been an increase in robbery cases across the country and in some instances, when the suspects are caught by members of the public, they are being subjected to mob justice, which is against the law.