Articles tagged 'police'

Mnangagwa ally finally freed 20 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda, who is facing charges of undermining the authority of the president and causing disaffection among the defence forces, was yesterday granted $200 bail. The development was a dose of good news for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies whose...
Opposition leader arrested, detained 20 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Police on Friday night arrested the leader of a new opposition party, the Zimbabwe Economic Freedom Fighters (ZEFF) soon after addressing journalists at the Bulawayo Media Centre. He was charged with violating immigration laws. The United Kingdom-based Innocent Ndibali who is in ...
Matemadanda hands self to police 17 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda handed himself voluntarily to police yesterday, his lawyer said. His lawyer Doug Coltart, said he had turned himself in at Harare Central Police Station in the morning. He was still in police custody at the time of going to print, according t...
Mutodi seeks bail 17 August 2017 HARARE - Energy Mutodi’s bail hearing has  been set for tomorrow after his lawyer made frantic efforts yesterday to facilitate his release through a High Court appeal. Mutodi’s lawyer Doug Coltart confirmed to the Daily News yesterday that they had filed an appeal before the High Court, challe...
Mugabe slams police, army over ugly scuffle 15 August 2017 HARARE – President Robert Mugabe has condemned the army and police for the ugly scuffle they had in Harare's central business district (CBD) recently, saying the incident was “regrettable”. About a fortnight ago, the CBD became a battle ground, as scores of soldiers bashed police officers afte...
Mnangagwa ally denied bail 13 August 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ally, Energy Mutodi, will spend the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays in remand prison after a Harare provincial magistrate yesterday denied him bail. Mutodi, who is facing charges of undermining the authority of the president and causing disaffect...
Soldiers' actions expose bad policing 5 August 2017 HARARE - On Tuesday, hundreds of ordinary citizens witnessed a spectacle they felt would never occur in Zimbabwe — angry soldiers beating up uniformed police officers on the streets of Harare! Yes, it happened and much to the shock of many people. The incident was sparked by a reported use ...
Police, army rift emerges 5 August 2017 HARARE - Clashes that erupted in Harare's central business district between soldiers and members of the police force on Tuesday seem to suggest that relations between the two peace-keeping organs are getting strained in spite of the official denials, the Daily News can report. Harare became a ...
Police boss up for raping niece 4 August 2017 HARARE - Police assistant commissioner Cosmas Mushore was hauled before the courts yesterday for allegedly raping  his 17-year-old niece. Mushore, 49, stationed at ZRP Chikurubi Support Unit, was recorded by the niece during the sex romp on her mobile phone. He appeared before Harare magist...
$125 bribe for transfer to police traffic section 4 August 2017 HARARE - A police inspector based at Police General Headquarters (PGHQ) reportedly demanded a $125 bribe from a subordinate to facilitate her transfer to the national traffic section, a Harare court heard yesterday. Takawira Sigireta was released on $100 bail by Harare magistrate Josephine San...
Tension as soldiers 'discipline' cops in Harare 3 August 2017 HARARE - Soldiers whipped and clubbed police officers even as they lay on the ground in violent unrest on Tuesday night stirred by resentment over the use of police spikes. While both the army and the police have not provided a reason or issued statements on the incident, witnesses said the so...
Police bolsters riot unit 2 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has transferred 400 police officers to the Support Unit, which is reportedly being beefed up with more sophisticated riot gear ahead of next year's general elections. The Support Unit is a branch within the ZRP headquartered at Chikurubi in Harare wh...
Mugabe warns traffic cops over bribes 27 July 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday waded into the highly-emotive roadblocks saga when he warned traffic police officers against accepting bribes from motorists, a culture he said was militating against building and restoring confidence within the force. This comes as the Zimbabwe Repub...
Man sues police over dog attack 27 July 2017 HARARE - A Gokwe businessman has petitioned Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo demanding $33 000 after he was mauled by a police dog at Gokwe Centre early this month. In a July 12, letter, Oren Rukwava’s lawyers Zvinavakobvu Law Chambers, said he was bit by the dog at a band performance at ...
Police minister fights arrest 26 July 2017 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has filed an urgent chamber application seeking to stop his arrest on contempt of court charges after he failed to comply with an order directing him to facilitate the release of funds belonging to Mutare businessman, Tendai Blessing Mangwiro. In ...
CIO boss, Chihuri engaged for Chombo arrest 25 July 2017 HARARE - The sheriff has been asked to engage the commissioner-general of police, Augustine Chihuri and director-general of the Central Intelligence Organisation, Happyton Bonyongwe, to facilitate in the arrest of Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo (pictured) for contempt of court. This com...
New technology to avoid spot fines 24 July 2017 HARARE - Government is implementing new technology to deal with the contentious issue of spot fines payment by offending motorists, Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has revealed. This comes amid furore and confusion over spot fines, with the courts ruling that they are not mandator...
Zim human rights situation deteriorates: UK 22 July 2017 HARARE - The United Kingdom (UK) has released a report in which it says the human rights situation in Zimbabwe has deteriorated on the back of violations by security agents. In its July 2017 global report titled Human Rights and Democracy the UK  grouped Zimbabwe together with Burundi, Democra...
'Cocaine maker' dragged to court 22 July 2017 HARARE - A Glen Lorne man suspected of manufacturing drugs at his residence after he was found in possession of an assortment of machinery used to make cocaine capsules and compress dagga was yesterday dragged to court. James Francis Joscelyne, 39, appeared before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabar...
'Cops undergo training to smile at roadblocks' 21 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is conducting a training programme for police officers to smile more habitually at roadblocks in the hopes of winning over tourists visiting the country's holiday resorts. Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni told the National Assembly that Zimbabwe's hospitality agen...
Pressure mounts on Chombo 20 July 2017 HARARE - A Mutare businessman who has been battling to recover his money that was illegally taken by police in 2008 has stepped up his fight to have Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo arrested. Tendai Mangwiro on Monday wrote to the Sherriff and registrar seeking to have Chombo seized for i...
'Cocaine mule' acquittal application dismissed 18 July 2017 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has dismissed an application for discharge by a South African woman arrested for allegedly ingesting cocaine packs. Isaura Masinga had applied for acquittal arguing cops sifted through her stool on various occasions and failed to find anything justifying continuous...
MDC youths warn Zanu PF 18 July 2017 HARARE - MDC youths, still smarting from last week's bloody skirmishes with the authorities, have warned their Zanu PF counterparts against perpetrating violence by promising they will respond aggressively to harassment and bloodletting which has been blamed on the former liberation movement supp...
'Corrupt cops undermine Zim's war against crime' 16 July 2017 HARARE - Police bosses must clean up the corrupt police officers to set an example of how to police responsibly, observers have said. This comes after several cops have been filmed extorting money from motorists at roadblocks in an embarrassment for commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri. E...
Church condemns police brutality 15 July 2017 HARARE - The Church has condemned the police for its use of force in crushing Wednesday’s demonstration by the MDC youths describing its heavy-handedness as irrational and bad for upholding national peace and democracy at large. Zimbabwe Divine Destiny (ZDD) leader Bishop Ancelimo Magaya had n...