Shun corruption, police told

HARARE - Police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri has expressed concern over the continued increase in rape-related crimes as well as armed robberies and vehicle theft.

Speaking at the last police pass out parade of the year at Morris Depot in Harare yesterday, Chihuri said while there was a decrease in the rate of general crime by six percent from January to October this year, the achievement was blighted by a surge in motor vehicle theft.

Chihuri said the country has perennially registered notable, though varying increases in crime during this time of the year.

“It is however, disheartening to note that cases of theft of motor vehicles, fraud, rape of juveniles and armed robbery recorded worrisome increases of 24 percent, four percent, one percent and five percent respectively,” said Chihuri.

Chihuri called on the police to be more energetic and vigilant in their crime prevention and detection efforts.

He implored the motoring public, particularly passenger transport operators, to abide by the road rules and traffic regulations in order to reduce road carnage this festive season.

“Accordingly, all police officers should work hard in order to tame the traffic jungle and combat all crimes that are synonymous with this period of the year,” he said as he warned would be offenders that the “police would be out in full force, ready to bring perpetrators to book”.

The police chief also directed his officers to shun corruption and stand for justice to restore the credibility of the force.

Quoting President Robert Mugabe’s speech at the recent Zanu PF congress where he said whenever there is ample evidence, corrupt officials should be arrested regardless of their status, Chihuri said the police force will continue with its zero tolerance drive on corruption.

He warned that any member found on the wrong end of the law will be dismissed.

The graduation parade comprised 566 graduands out of which 378 were males and 188 females.

Out of the pool of graduands, 27 of them were presented with certificates for coming out as best recruits in the comprehensive six-month course.

Comments (5)

Interestingly your like minded sister paper, Newsday, tells us Chihuru threatened to swoop on Mujuru and Co. Those who attended the pass out parade who included newsday reporters and those who listened to Chihuri on ZTV will testify that he never threatened to swoop on the Mujuru cabal as claimed by newsday. Newsday dont take us for fools.

Ndugu - 19 December 2014

Newsday / AHM are still and are now seriously discredited. They are nearly as bad as Zimpapers for delusion and fiction writing. They are useless at investigative journalism. They hate having their incompetence being exposed. Remember that they employed CIO agents/spies and tried to cover it up. Remember Augustine Mukaro ? Someone needs to expose Augustine Chihuri's wealth and his “estate” on the looted Gletwyn property.

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