A MEMBER of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) and an accomplice allegedly threatened to kill a police officer who had arrested one of them for alleged possession of mbanje and pornographic material.
This was heard by Bulawayo magistrate Takundwa Witness Mtetwa when CIO agent Never Matiyani (40) of Nkulumane and Philip Nyamutamba (37) of Emganwini appeared in court charged with threats of violence against Livingstone Ndoka of Donnington Police Station on Monday.
The two pleaded not guilty to the charge. Mtetwa remanded them out of custody to May 19 on $100 bail each. Allegations are that on May 3 at around 3.23pm, Matiyani phoned Ndoka and told him that he wanted to see him at Donnington Police Station.
Ndoka went to the parking bay where Matiyani’s vehicle was. Matiyani introduced himself as a CIO agent and asked Ndoka why he had arrested Nyamutamba on May 1 for possession of mbanje and pornographic material.
It was alleged that Matiyani then threatened to kill Ndoka and left the police station. Matiyani is alleged to have later called Ndoka and told him that they would not rest until something happened to him.
Ndoka reported the matter to the police, leading to Matiyani’s arrest.