Articles tagged 'police'

Police cause chaos at Rufaro 18 April 2018 Dynamos.......................(0) 1 Yadah FC......................(1) 1 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) poor crowd control methods were once again exposed on Sunday during this drama-filled Castle Lager Premiership match between Dynamos and Yadah which ended in a draw. The of...
Habitual criminal among armed robbers in shoot-out with cops 17 April 2018 HARARE - It has emerged that one of the armed robbers involved in a shoot-out with police officers that claimed the life of one civilian is a habitual criminal who always got away with bail. The habitual robber, Prince Makodza, is currently on the run. His accomplices Cletos Mazhewe,37, Tadziy...
Women rapists resurface 15 April 2018 HARARE - The bizarre cases of women ganging up, kidnapping men and raping them has resurfaced again after a Harare man was recently drugged and driven to Rusape one early morning after being offered transport in a Toyota Prado by four women. People are reminded of sisters Sophie and Netsai Nho...
“Police destroyed diamond miner” 12 April 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) played a crucial role in destroying diamond mining firm Gye Nyame Resources (Gye Nyame) after they looted the company's diamonds worth over $10 million, people familiar with the matter has said. Gye Nyame is one of the six companies that were merged ...
'Chihuri looted diamonds worth millions of dollars' 10 April 2018 HARARE - Former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri allegedly seized a vault containing diamonds worth millions of dollars belonging to a company that was in partnership with the cops before he forcibly took its claim in the gem rich Chiadzwa fields, Parliament heard yesterday. Chihu...
More cops nabbed over fake fines book 9 April 2018 HARARE - Three more Avondale Police traffic section officers that reportedly cashed-in on motorists' fines using a fake receipt book have been dragged to court. The trio — Romeo Chipokosa, 32, Lloyd Makuni, 31, and Takuranashe Magomba, 36 — are jointly charged with Claudius Mazvimba, 35, and B...
'Zimbabweans must not give up on Dzamara' 9 April 2018 EDITOR — I write with so much pain in my heart. It is sad that years have gone by but still there is no answer to Itai Dzamara’s whereabouts. With the new dispensation one would think that answers would start trickling in but alas there is nothing. I am appealing to the media fraternity, civil...
Police outlaw electoral reforms demo 6 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean police have outlawed demonstrations called by Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) demanding electoral reforms, claiming the demonstration will violate road users' rights. CiZC — a conglomeration of Zimbabwean civic groups — wanted to march from the central business district...
Easter road death toll 'heartbreaking' 4 April 2018 HARARE - The Easter road death toll has been described by traffic safety pressure groups as “heartbreaking” after a horror weekend that claimed at least 42 lives. Police spokesperson Paul Nyathi said 42 fatalities were recorded from 338 accidents. This was a sharp spike from 22 people who l...
Artisanal miners hit back at Grace Mugabe 4 April 2018 HARARE - Former  first lady Grace Mugabe may have made millions of dollars through gold mining at 16 gold claims she seized at Smithfield Farm in Mazowe, it has been alleged. The claim was made at a news conference yesterday by the artisanal miners who vowed to defy attempts by Grace to evict ...
Easter death toll rises 2 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Easter road death toll has risen to 32, from the 21 fatalities recorded the previous day, police said yesterday. Today is a critical day as many families return home from the long weekend. “Further to 10 deaths recorded as of yesterday (Saturday), 11 people died in eight...
Huge leap in Easter road death toll 1 April 2018 HARARE - Almost double last year's death toll has been recorded on Zimbabwe's roads over the Easter weekend so far — and almost all of them over human error. Last year's figure of seven compares with 21 people killed this year, and a further 105 seriously injured as compared to 43 last year. ...
Police ordered to pay $17k to pro-democracy activist 22 March 2018 HARARE - Police have been ordered to  pay $17 075 in damages to pro-democracy activist Cynthia Manjoro, a  victim of wrongful arrest, detention, torture and malicious prosecution, High Court judge Mary Zimba-Dube ruled yesterday. Police had contested the charges and refused to accept liability...
EASTERN NEWS | Farm workers sue police 8 March 2018   HARARE - Workers at a farm outside Rusape are suing the police for alleged theft of property and abuse during an eviction raid. Government has since reversed the eviction, resulting in Lesbury Farm being returned to Darreyn Smart after he had been evicted from the farm in June last year, ...
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...
Chihuri home shooting suspect on the run 1 March 2018 HARARE - A policeman who torched the house of ex-police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri before exchanging fire with heavily armed soldiers is on the run. Hardlife Maukazuva, 27, absconded the Harare Magistrates Court's jurisdiction after failing to pitch up for commencement of trial yes...
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 water cannon protesting Nust students 27 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Hundreds of National University of Science and Technology (Nust) students staged a protest at the university campus yesterday to protest against failure by lecturers to pitch up for duty over the past four weeks. Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse hundreds of st...
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. ...
Family, friends mourn Daily News vendor killed in police shooting 25 February 2018 HARARE - Nhamo Zepheniah's family is mourning their father, a victim of one of Zimbabwe's worst police shootings, weeping over his coffin as residents expressed outrage at  the unbecoming and reprehensible conduct of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). Parents and friends sobbed in Avondale at...