Articles tagged 'police'

Vendors ponder on next move 22 October 2017 HARARE - On October 12 2017, many woke up as they normally do in the wee hours of the morning, long before alarm bells have rung. They made their way to their traditional markets before going to their spots in a bid to cash in on the few employed Zimbabweans as they make their way to their wor...
'Removal of vendors violates rights' 22 October 2017 HARARE - Recent clashes between law enforcement authorities and vendors in Harare were brutal, unacceptable and in violation of human and worker rights, an international body representing vendors has said. StreetNet International which has more than 600 000 members from 49 countries across the...
Govt imports maize despite bumper harvest 20 October 2017 HARARE - Despite official claims that the 2016/17 farming season achieved a bumper harvest owing to the Command Agriculture initiative, government is clandestinely importing the staple grain from neighbouring countries. Ironically, the grain imports violate a ban imposed by the same government...
Police Reaction Group has case to answer 18 October 2017 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has ruled that five police officers who viciously attacked a Harare man and caused the loss of his eye have a case to answer. Harare magistrate Farai Gwitima dismissed their application for discharge at the close of the State case. Livingstone Zvimba, Tendai Mas...
Bribe-swallowing cop's discharge bid flops 17 October 2017 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday dismissed an application for discharge filed by an exhibit officer based at CID Vehicle Theft Squad who reportedly swallowed $10 bribe money. Grace Tsingano, 35, is answering to criminal abuse of office charges before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande. ...
Cops use search warrant to 'steal' $283k property 17 October 2017 HARARE - Two cops reportedly used a fake search warrant to gain access into a Harare residence and allegedly stole $283 000 worth of property, a Harare court heard yesterday. They were given away by a selfie posed on Facebook by one of them while inside the house. Blessmore Sibanda, 28, is ...
Cops 'demand' bribe from forex dealers 16 October 2017 HARARE - Five police officers were dragged to court last week after they allegedly solicited for bribes from illegal foreign currency dealers in order to spare them arrest. This comes as authorities have launched a massive blitz on illegal foreign currency traders. The five — 34-year-old Vi...
Cops use water cannons to clear vendors 13 October 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) and the Zimbabwe Republic Police yesterday implemented a high-handed blitz against vendors in the city centre targeted at removing all hawkers. The blitz, which started off around the Market Square area, rounded up traders in the greater parts of downtown Har...
Cops' bribery trial deferred 10 October 2017 HARARE - The trial of a police boss who demanded cash from a subordinate to facilitate her transfer to the National Traffic Section was yesterday deferred to October 16 so that the two can be tried in one court. Takawira Sigireta — who is based at Police General Headquarters (PGHQ) — was initi...
Police block MDC Hurungwe rally 6 October 2017 HARARE - Police in Karoi have banned an MDC rally set to be addressed by MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa to mobilise people to register to vote ahead of next year's hotly-contested election, the opposition party said yesterday. The rally on October 7, just after the start of the Zimbabwe Ele...
Police impound unregistered vehicles 6 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is embarking on a blitz to impound all unregistered vehicles. Police spokesperson Paul Nyathi said the “No to Unregistered Vehicles” blitz started early this month. It has so far netted 269 vehicles, which have been impounded. “A total of 269 vehi...
Charamba insult case postponed 6 October 2017 HARARE - The case of a Police General Headquarters (PGHQ) cop who was charged after he reportedly wrote in a WhatsApp message that national police spokesperson Charity Charamba was an “idiot” was yesterday deferred to October 18. James Mabasa, 38, is being charged with contravening the Post an...
'Abusive' cops seek discharge 6 October 2017 HARARE - Five cops who allegedly gouged out a Harare man Washington Gezana's eye have applied to be discharged at the close of the State case, arguing the victim had failed to identify them as perpetrators of the offence. Livingstone Zvimba, Tendai Masungambira, Sunday Nyaude, Khululekani Dale...
Mushohwe slams attack of Daily News journalists 4 October 2017 HARARE - Media, Information and Broadcasting Services minister Christopher Mushohwe yesterday condemned the assault by police of two Daily News journalists who were covering a demonstration that rocked parts of Harare’s central business district on Friday. Mugove Tafirenyika, a senior reporter...
Govt reduces police roadblocks 3 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has reduced the number of roadblocks on highways, Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has told the Senate. “As policy makers, we sat down together with the police and we established legislation that there should be four roadblocks per province.  We are talking about ...
Boy (16) in court over demo 3 October 2017 HARARE - A 16-year-old boy has been arraigned before the courts on allegations of participating in a demonstration that rocked Harare city centre last Friday. Thomas Chihuri, 16, was jointly charged with Gibson Mavhunga, 48, when he appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande. The duo...
Call for touts arrest 2 October 2017 HARARE - Passenger Service Vehicle operators should desist from engaging touts some of whom abuse drugs and illicit alcohol, hence harass travellers, Passengers Association of Zimbabwe president Tafadzwa Goliati has said. “The latest incident whereby touts caused the death of Mathias Gore, at ...
Police run riot 30 September 2017 HARARE - Police ran riot in Harare yesterday as they indiscriminately shot at pedestrians and motorists after they ruthlessly descended on protesters who were demonstrating against the deteriorating economic situation that has triggered a wave of price increases and shortages of some basic commod...
Police leave Daily News reporters for dead 30 September 2017 HARARE - Two journalists from the Daily News were yesterday left for dead after police fired rubber bullets at them while they were covering a demonstration that rocked parts of Harare's central business district. The police, who were indiscriminately firing pellets at civilians, seriously inj...
Evan Mawarire acquitted 30 September 2017 HARARE - #ThisFlag movement leader Evan Mawarire and a medical students' leader, who were accused of promoting public violence, breach of peace or bigotry after they participated in a demonstration against fees hike at the University of Zimbabwe, have been acquitted. The two were acquitted by ...
Pakistan national up for fraud 30 September 2017 HARARE - The State has intensified investigations in a fraud case involving a Pakistan businessman, Majid Khan, 35, who reportedly duped his partner $131 000 in a botched sports equipment deal. Khan, who is based in Sialkot City, Pakistan appeared before magistrate Josephine Sande and was on T...
'Harare council, ZRP should curb touting' 30 September 2017 HARARE - Harare residents' pressure groups have slammed authorities for failing to deal with touting after the death of a passenger on Tuesday morning. Matthias Gore of Glen Norah C died after he was savagely manhandled by touts at RoadPort after he had refused to board a vehicle to Mutare. ...
Man bashes cops, steals traffic fines 30 September 2017 HARARE - A Harare man reportedly bashed two cops before stealing a bag with $65 in traffic fines. Piyano Simbarashe, 33, appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko charged with assaulting a peace officer and theft. He denied the charges and is currently out of custody pending finalisat...
Statement by ANZ Editor-In-Chief on police brutality 29 September 2017 HARARE - Today, (29 September) riot police indiscriminately fired rubber bullets at protesters in Harare's central business district, critically injuring Daily News reporters – Mugove Tafirenyika and Brighton Goko –who were on assignment covering the demonstrations. It is by the grace of God t...
Mawarire freed on fresh subversion charge 27 September 2017 HARARE - Activist pastor, Evan Mawarire, accused of attempting to subvert the government following a Facebook live post sledging President Robert Mugabe’s “appalling handling” of the economy was freed by the courts yesterday because he had been over detained. Mawarire of  #ThisFlag movement wa...