Articles tagged 'police'

Motorists get spot fines relief 25 February 2017 HARARE - In a major development that will give relief to thousands of motorists who complain about the random and unrelenting harassment at roadblocks, police have admitted that they have no right to force drivers to pay spot fines. This followed a High Court ruling on Wednesday which establis...
Vocal Mnangagwa ally remains jailed 24 February 2017 HARARE - Outspoken former Zanu PF youth leader for Mashonaland Central Godfrey Tsenengamu — who is facing serious charges of attempting to subvert President Robert Mugabe's government — was denied bail by a Harare magistrate yesterday. Tsenengamu was remanded in custody to March 9 and advised ...
Hike spot fines: Chihuri 24 February 2017 HARARE - Government must steeply hike spot fines to make them more punitive to stem road crime and carnage, police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri said yesterday. The police chief told the parliamentary portfolio committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development — which was touring...
Govt hammers Mnangagwa's supporters 22 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional, and succession wars rose a notch higher yesterday after the government cracked down on some of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's supporters, with police arresting former ruling party youth official Godfrey Tsenengamu over his Harare press conference ...
'Cops have no revenue targets' 21 February 2017 HARARE - The only target police officers have is how many small vehicles, trucks or buses they have searched and not revenue targets, Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has told Parliament. This comes after Bulawayo Metropolitan MDC MP Dorothy Bhebhe asked whether it was government p...
Cops face probe for assault on vendors 17 February 2017 HARARE - Two vendors brutally assaulted during clashes with the police on Tuesday appeared in court yesterday with visible soft tissue injuries, prompting a magistrate to order investigations into the matter. Fungai Muzira and Godwin Mbizo appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa c...
'Moyo, Gandawa scuttling trial' 16 February 2017 HARARE - The State yesterday made sensational claims that Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo and his deputy Godfrey Gandawa — accused of embezzling more than $400 000 funds — were responsible for stalling progress to have their co-accused prosecuted. This was said by prosecut...
Govt struggles to complete CID HQ 15 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government is struggling to complete the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)'s headquarters (HQ) because of financial constraints, the Senate heard last week. The building has been under construction for more than a decade. Local Government...
Should Mawarire have come back? 13 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans across the divide have been debating on whether it was wise for activist clergyman and founder of #ThisFlag movement, Evan Mawarire to come back to the country after his six months self-exile in the United States. Mawarire returned to Zimbabwe on February 1 only to be arre...
Police attitude on violence worrying 13 February 2017 HARARE - As the much-anticipated 2018 national polls loom large, there is a feeling of deja vu among pro-democracy, opposition and rights groups. This is especially so given the increase of violence by Zanu PF supporters who have historically benefitted from the lack of appetite by police to b...
Lawyers slam prisons' failure to transport suspects 10 February 2017 HARARE - Human rights lawyers have slammed the failure by Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) to transport prisoners to court, saying the development blatantly breached the constitutional rights of pre-trial detainees. It’s been two weeks since ZPCS has failed to bring suspects h...
Evan Mawarire freed on bail 9 February 2017 HARARE - Cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire was released on $300 bail yesterday after being detained for almost five days on charges of attempting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government. Mawarire — who had been in self-imposed exile in the United States (US) for six ...
I beg to differ Chihuri... 8 February 2017 EDITOR - Last week, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri was quoted saying corruption within the police force was to do with how us parents bring up children and not necessarily a police force origination since they only have six months to mould a police officer. ...
The Church and its neglected role 5 February 2017 HARARE - Two pastors are in Harare’s Remand Prison, not necessarily on religious grounds but political. Did I just say political! Yes I did. It is almost a taboo and surreal but that’s what it is. Clergymen Evan Mawarire and Patrick Mugadza are behind bars on frivolous charges against the Stat...
11 vendors charged for attacking police 4 February 2017 HARARE - Police have arrested 11 people for allegedly attacking municipal law enforcement agents enforcing a crackdown on vendors and alleged criminal marketplaces. Police officers alleged that the 11 pelted an HCC vehicle with stones during an operation conducted by municipal police officers....
Tsvangirai slams Mawarire arrest 3 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday savaged the government for arresting activist preacher Pastor Evan Mawarire on Wednesday, warning that this was the beginning of a crackdown by panicking authorities on restless Zimbabweans as the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 natio...
Shock arrest for Mawarire 2 February 2017 HARARE - Activist clergyman and founder of the laudably patriotic #ThisFlag movement, Evan Mawarire, made a surprise return to Zimbabwe yesterday evening, and was immediately arrested by State security agents at Harare International Airport. Mawarire's lawyer, Harrison Nkomo, told the Daily Ne...
Police in electronic roadblock system trials 2 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has begun trials to computerise police roadblocks in a bid to reduce the number of security checkpoints on the country's roads, Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo told Parliament yesterday. Chombo was responding to MDC legislator Nelson Chamisa on what government was doing...
Vendors petition ministers over HCC blitz 2 February 2017 HARARE - The National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) has petitioned government ministers and the police to block Harare City Council (HCC)'s blitz against them. Council and the police launched a blitz to drive vendors out of the Harare CBD as part of desperate measures to contain a typhoid ...
Police fail to pay 500 recruits 31 January 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has been failing to pay more than 500 recruits since June last year, Parliament has been told. Parliament's Home Affairs and Security Service portfolio committee member, Oliver Mandipaka, said lack of financial support from government was hindering p...
Slashing police funding wrong 31 January 2017 HARARE - It is sad that government is quietly slashing a key piece of police funding despite promising there would be no cuts in the police budget at all. New figures tabled in Parliament yesterday confirm the extent of the cuts, forcing police bosses to scrounge for cash from other lines of r...
Shoddy police work blamed for acquittals 22 January 2017 HARARE - Human rights lawyers have squarely blamed investigators for their faulty police work, accusing them of investigative amnesia and guilty omissions, which led to the absence of solid cases in the courts against pro-democracy campaigners. More than 100 Zimbabweans will in January stand t...
Fake cops 'scam' chicken farmer 13 January 2017 HARARE - Two unemployed men allegedly forged Zimbabwe Republic Police identity cards in a well-orchestrated scam to dupe a Harare chicken farmer of $2 275. Nzwananai Zhakata and Knowledge Ncube — who are facing charges of fraud and impersonating police details — appeared in court yesterday. ...
Cop to pay $5 000 after crashing impounded car 11 January 2017 MUTARE - A cop has been ordered to pay $4 960 after he impounded a vehicle for alleged traffic offences before crashing it in a high-speed chase. Rusape magistrate Shingi Mutiro awarded the compensation to motorist Simba Chikaka. Titus Matava, a constable at Rusape Police Station impounded ...
Knife-crime spree sweeps Zim 8 January 2017 HARARE - Another stabbing in the Epworth neighbourhood, not with an axe, but a knife. The jacaranda was in bloom and the residents were going about their innocent business. At 3pm, a terrible screaming was heard coming from a nearby home and when police arrived, they found a man lying bleed...