Articles tagged 'police'

Confusion over police roadblocks 25 June 2017 HARARE - The Home Affairs ministry insists it is committed to the decision to limit roadblocks to 40 countrywide, but opposition and rights campaigners said the pronouncement was a half-hearted first step. Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni told senators on Thursday that they are goi...
'Still no leads on missing Dzamara' 23 June 2017 HARARE - Police are still searching for abducted human rights activist Itai Dzamara, Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has said. Mguni told senators yesterday that the police still have no leads on Dzamara's whereabouts. “Yes the police are still searching; they are giving us upd...
'Cops planted cocaine in my luggage' 22 June 2017 HARARE - A local woman, who was busted at Harare International Airport allegedly hiding 3,8 kg of cocaine in her luggage, has accused the police of planting the illegal drugs in her bag. She said this after applying for acquittal at the close of the State case. Beauty Mutashu was represente...
'Police will continue to defy High Court' 19 June 2017 HARARE – Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni says police will continue to defy High Court orders as long as they “compromise the country's security”. Speaking in the National Assembly last week,  Mguni said the police service would not discontinue the issuance of spot fines as they ha...
ZRP ignores voices of reason 19 June 2017 HARARE – The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) continues to ignore calls by senior government officials — including President Robert Mugabe — to reduce roadblocks, a situation that has immensely affected the tourism industry and prejudiced the country millions of dollars. At various public forums...
Violent clashes over cotton sales 17 June 2017 HARARE - Scores of Zanu PF youths were left injured in Sanyati last week after they attempted to force farmers to sell their cotton produce to Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco). The youths wore T-shits emblazoned Cotton Yese Kuna President (all cotton to the president), a Sanyati farmer to...
Govt risks not being taken seriously 17 June 2017 HARARE – One of the burning issues on nearly everyone's lips these days is the high prevalence of roadblocks on the country's roads. It has become the “new normal” for motorists to go through at least three roadblocks in a stretch of about 10 kilometres, possibly unprecedented in the history o...
Con-Court to rule on State Liabilities Act 16 June 2017 HARARE – Mutare businessman Tendai Blessing Mangwiro, who is seeking to attach government property to recover over $1, 5 million confiscated by the police, has approached the Constitutional Court seeking confirmation of a High Court order handed down in March invalidating the State Liabilities Ac...
Duo hijacks impounded fuel 13 June 2017 MUTARE - Two daring men who hijacked a vehicle carrying fuel impounded by cops and sped off with it have been jailed eight months each. Taurai Masibango, 34, and Rodrick Mapfumo, 26, were convicted and sentenced by magistrate Lazarus Murendo after a full trial. They were given 12-month jail...
Cop rapes teen, forces her to abort pregnancy: Court told 12 June 2017 HARARE - A police officer allegedly raped and impregnated a 15-year-old girl from his neighbourhood before forcing her to abort, a Harare court heard on Saturday. Aaron Gudo, 37, was remanded in custody to today when he appeared before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta. He is being charged ...
'Fit all public buses with speed governors' 11 June 2017 HARARE - All public buses must be compulsorily fitted with devices that stop them going over speed limits as a road safety measure to cut deaths from road accidents, the Passenger Association of Zimbabwe (Paz) has said. Paz made the proposal after 45 people were killed when the driver of a pas...
Horror crash claims 45 lives 9 June 2017 HARARE - At least 45 people were killed, while 30 others were seriously injured when a Zambia-bound bus was involved in a horrendous accident on Wednesday evening. The horrific accident occurred a few weeks after 31 people, mainly cross-border traders, were burnt beyond recognition when a Sout...
Police suspend 357 officers 9 June 2017 HARARE - Under-fire police, in a bid to stamp the worsening rot within its ranks, last year suspended 357 officers over misconduct amid growing calls for the revamp of law enforcement system by the restive populace and opposition parties. At the same time, the roadblock saga which has seen pol...
Case against alleged 'drug mule' crumbles 7 June 2017 HARARE - A medical technique conducted on a South African woman arrested following suspicion that she had ingested cocaine packs failed to discover any contraband, with the State altering her charges to defeating the course of justice. Isaura Masinga, 40, of Germistone, South Africa, entered Z...
Mnangagwa speaks on roadblocks 7 June 2017 HARARE - Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged the Home Affairs and Tourism ministries to join hands and find a lasting solution to the pervasive bribe-seeking police checkpoints hindering travellers on the roads to Zimbabwe's famous tourist spots. This comes as tourists have added the...
Attacker shot outside Paris's Notre-Dame 6 June 2017 PARIS - A man has been shot by police outside the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris after he tried to attack an officer using a hammer, police say. The suspect has been wounded in the chest, French media report. Officials say this is a "terrorist incident". Some 900 people are still inside t...
Tajamuka threatens fresh mass protests 6 June 2017 HARARE - Radical pressure group Tajamuka/Sesijikle has warned that it is planning mega protests — similar to the highly-supported shutdown of last year — to force President Robert Mugabe and his government to act on the country's worsening economic rot. Tajamuka/Sesijikile said yesterday that ...
Mawarire calls on UN to intervene in Zim polls 29 May 2017 HARARE - A pastor at the heart of a protest movement against President Robert Mugabe has demanded that the United Nations (UN) intervenes in Zimbabwe to avert another “stolen election.” Evan Mawarire — whose #ThisFlag movement led the biggest anti-government rallies in a decade in 2016 — said ...
8 miners dead after shaft collapse in Mazowe 28 May 2017 HARARE - Eight miners were confirmed dead yesterday after being trapped in a shaft while panning for gold at Big Mine in Mazowe on Monday. The likely cause of the collapse was not revealed, but rescue efforts seemed to have been held up by lack of excavators over the past five days. Police ...
Top cop faces $30 traffic fine rap 25 May 2017 HARARE - An officer-in-charge of administration at Marlborough Police Station reportedly helped himself to $30 from money collected by traffic cops in fines, a court heard yesterday. Victor Jaja, 43, appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Chimboza and was remanded to July 19 pending his tria...
Chingwizi villagers seek to quash jail term 24 May 2017 HARARE - Four Chingwizi villagers who were jailed five years each for burning police cars during a 2015 protest have approached the High Court seeking to have the jail term quashed. The quartet — Mike Mudyanembwa, Patrick Chinounda Changwesha, Samuel Mubaiwa and Nyengeterai Tagwirei — argue th...
Police bosses in $20k extortion racket 19 May 2017 HARARE - Two senior police officers have been accused of engineering an extortion scam in which a Chinese national reportedly lost $20 000. The two police bosses allegedly enlisted the services of Delish Nguwaya, 32, Zano Vengai, 33, Clever Gadzikwa, 36, and Mbereki Mbizo Nyathi, 44, to pose a...
Cop bashed at MDC HQ 17 May 2017 HARARE - Two MDC youths reportedly bashed a cop after he parked his car at the MDC headquarters, Harvest House, in central Harare, a court heard yesterday. Gresham Mpofu, 40, and Muchi Chiwara Muzengesa, 39, denied the assault charges when they appeared before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta...
Bogus cop slapped with 2-year term 17 May 2017 BULAWAYO - A Binga man who stole a police uniform from his friend in a bid to get a free kombi ride to the city centre, was yesterday sentenced to an effective two years in jail. Thembalenkosi Ndlovu, 26 of Kariangwe Village was convicted by magistrate Tinashe Tashaya on his own plea of guilt ...
Cocaine 'trafficker' denied bail 16 May 2017 HARARE - A Zimbabwean woman, Beauty Mutashu — who was busted at Harare International Airport hiding 3,8kg of cocaine in her luggage — was yesterday denied bail after the court noted she was a flight risk. If convicted, she faces up to 15 years in jail. The 32-year-old, who confessed to bein...