Articles tagged 'godwin matanga'

Matanga challenges $13k damages to granny victim of police abuse 3 December 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police has asked the High Court to review a decision to award $13 000 in damages to 64-year-old granny Lillian Chinyerere as compensation for the assault she suffered at the hands of cops at the Harare Magistrates’ Court in 2016. Chinyerere was brutally assaulted...
Police intensify hunt for suspects 4 July 2018 HARARE - Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga, yesterday spoke for the first time on the latest in a series of attempts on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's life, declaring that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) will leave no stone unturned as it hunts down those responsible for the bomb expl...
Chihuri seeks refuge with in-laws in Malawi 22 April 2018 HARARE - Former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri, pictured, whose world is collapsing around him, reportedly sought and found refuge at his wife’s family home in Malawi where he is said to be nursing an undisclosed ailment, the Daily News on Sunday has heard. Read full story in to...
ZRP hunts for Chihuri 24 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is failing to locate former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri, who has twice failed to appear before Parliament, the Daily News can report. This was revealed by his successor, Godwin Matanga, when he appeared before the on-fire parliament...
ZRP hunts for former commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri 24 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is failing to locate former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri, who has twice failed to appear before Parliament, the Daily News can report. Read full story in today's paper. [GoogleAd]
Chihuri snubs Parly hearing 17 March 2018 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri failed to appear before a parliamentary panel yesterday which was looking into the illegal deployment of police officers and their ruthless conduct in the Chiadzwa diamond fields. The parliamentary portfolio ...
Police chief reshuffles Asst Comms 16 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has redeployed close to 30 senior police officers as the law enforcement agency continues to reshuffle personnel in the hope of reinventing itself. The Daily News can report that a few assistant commissioners (Asst Comms) were spared by the latest re...
Police in soup for impounding $1,5m maize 7 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has approached the High Court challenging an order to pay $90 300 in damages to a company that had 22 of its trucks containing maize worth $1,5 million from Zambia impounded at Chirundu Border Post by the law enforcement agency. In the application fo...
Diasporans protest over Zim police brutality 5 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans in the Diaspora are planning to stage a protest at the Zimbabwean embassy in London on Wednesday in a bid to push government to deal with police brutality. This comes amid calls by civil society activists for authorities to compensate families of two people that were recen...
EASTERN NEWS | Blundering cops need retraining: Ex-minister 1 March 2018 MUTARE - Former Home Affairs minister Giles Mutsekwa has blamed government’s failure to conduct routine retraining of cops as the cause of the fatal shootings of civilians in Harare last Thursday, among other blunders by the police. Describing the cops’ lack of discretion in firing live rounds...
Police force reform long overdue 28 February 2018 HARARE - One of the core functions of any national police force is to maintain law and order. In discharging that important responsibility, there must be a presumption of innocence when a crime is perceived to have been committed until the suspect is proven guilty by a competent court. Somehow...
Police must serve and protect 28 February 2018 HARARE - Trigger-happy Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers should at all costs desist from using live bullets when controlling large crowds and enforcing the law on suspects. It is very sad that barely a week after two innocent citizens fending for their families were shot dead, now emerge...
Police kill suspected turkey thief 27 February 2018 HARARE - In yet another low for the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), one of its officers,last week shot and killed a Bikita villager who was suspected of having stolen nine turkeys from fellow villagers. The latest dose of negative news comes as two Harare families are still smarting from the d...
Police shooting victims laid to rest 26 February 2018 HARARE - Government donated $200 and a coffin to the families of victims whose lives were tragically ended by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) on Thursday night. Three unarmed civilians were fatally shot by police during a government-backed operation to remove commuter omnibuses and informal tra...
Chilling police torture claims 25 February 2018 HARARE - Hardly a day after apologising for the killings of innocent people during Thursday's protests over the kombi ban and illegal vending in the city, police were yesterday back in the public spotlight after they were accused of severely assaulting and torturing suspects in their custody. ...
New police chief faces tough task 25 February 2018 HARARE - He is a career cop who walked the beat over the past 23 years before assuming the post of police commissioner-general. He graduated as a patrol officer in October 1982, and is a police veteran who rose through the ranks and held a number of leadership posts. Godwin Matanga's backgr...
Courts descend on reckless drivers 6 February 2018 HARARE - One of 37 motorists arrested for disregarding traffic rules has been sentenced to seven years in jail after being convicted for reckless driving and driving without a licence, police said yesterday. Tinashe Shane, 31, a public service vehicle driver, had initially been condemned to 13...
New police chief evicts CIO boss from grabbed farm 2 February 2018 HARARE - New police commissioner-general Godwin Matanga has  ordered Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) boss Ephrain Nhamo, who illegally occupied businessman  Chris Takura Tande's Carig Crag estate, to vacate the land immediately in what has been hailed as a sign of the new president's drif...
Police, we are still watching you 29 December 2017 HARARE - While the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has apologised for its ill practices and transgressions of the past, the latest Christmas road traffic accidents statistics compel us to once again remind the law enforcement agency of their mandate. The stats speak volumes about our beloved po...
Police apology noted but... 22 December 2017 HARARE – One of the key determinants to passing a character test is being able to admit your mistakes and apologising. That is extremely difficult. Not many can do it. But the Zimbabwe Republic Police did it. That is commendable. In making the apology to the nation on Wednesday, ac...
We're sorry: Police 21 December 2017 HARARE - The under-fire Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has pledged to mend its ways in the wake of sharp criticism over its excesses, which could have influenced Executive's decision to retire long-serving police chief, Augustine Chihuri.
Police wary of spike in murder, rape cases 5 February 2014 MASVINGO - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has expressed concern over the sharp rise in cases of armed robbery, murder and rape of juveniles here over the past year. Godwin Matanga, deputy commissioner general responsible for administration, told guests during a belated end of year party fo...