Articles tagged 'police'

Tsvangirai aide torture case on today 26 April 2017 HARARE - The High Court is today set to hear an appeal by MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, who says he was tortured while in police custody. Tamborinyoka is seeking to have police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri and other officials held accountable. He ...
Police to incentivise neighbourhood members 19 April 2017 HARARE - The police service has started incentivising the neighbourhood watch committees by giving them job offers and uniforms, Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has said. The neighbourhood watch scheme was introduced in 1984 by the police in a bid to involve the public in policing...
Busted cop swallows $10 bribe money 15 April 2017 HARARE - An exhibit officer based at CID Vehicle Theft Squad in Southerton Harare reportedly swallowed $10 bribe money after being busted by a “trap team”, a court heard. Grace Tsingano, 35, received the money from a motorist she had entered a deal with not to impound his car, unaware that det...
Parly savages police roadblocks 13 April 2017 HARARE - Parliament has called on police to curb the many unwanted roadblocks that they are mounting, saying they are terrorising both locals and international tourists. The call comes as police are also under intense pressure to discontinue throwing spikes at moving vehicles at roadblocks. ...
Zim's desperate gold rush sucks in cops 13 April 2017 HARARE - Police officers have joined scores of illegal gold diggers hacking away at the verdant hills in remote Matabeleland South, glimpsing an opportunity to shore up their meagre salaries, but inflicting an intractable problem of environmental degradation. Speaking in the Senate last week, ...
Police must walk the talk 13 April 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has, for the past few weeks, been telling all and sundry that they will reduce roadblocks on the country’s roads and highways and that the law did not permit their members to throw spikes at moving vehicles. However, nothing has changed. In fact, the...
'Too many police roadblocks killing tourism' 10 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Council of Tourism (ZCT) chief executive Paul Matamisa has called for an all-stakeholders meeting to deal decisively with menacing police roadblocks which have triggered scorn and outrage among business and ordinary Zimbabweans. This comes as a large cross-section of Zimbabwe...
Police spikes illegal: Minister 8 April 2017 HARARE - Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has said it is illegal for the police to throw spikes at moving vehicles. Answering a question from Midlands Senator Lilian Timveos who questioned him about police use of spikes to deflate vehicle tyres in an attempt to stop motorists alleg...
'10km roadblocks will fuel corruption' 7 April 2017 HARARE - The Tourism and Hospitality industry yesterday led a large cross-section of Zimbabweans in condemning a government directive that empowers police to mount one roadblock within a 10 kilometers radius, arguing that the ill-advised decision would fuel corruption on the country's roads. C...
Defiant Mugadza refuses to settle $15 medical bill 5 April 2017 HARARE - Cleric Phillip Mugadza is refusing to settle a $15 medical bill incurred when he was treated at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (Parirenyatwa), demanding that President Robert Mugabe must foot the expense. The man of cloth — who made headlines after prophesying that 93-year-old Mugabe...
Motorists in anti-police campaign 3 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean motorists have launched a campaign against “abuse” by the police on the country's roads, with the road users planning to petition Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo. So far, the petition by the Road Users Association (RUA) Zimbabwe on March 22 has got 3 012 signatures by...
'Zimbos' now taxed to death 2 April 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's cash-strapped government is going for broke — slapping long-suffering poor Zimbabweans with a raft of new taxes in its desperate efforts to raise revenue to meet its obligations, including paying its restive workers on time. So financially distressed has the ...
Spot fines hike spurs outrage 2 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean authorities have generated outrage after increasing spot fines by up to 100 percent to try to deter road carnage, to the bemusement and anger of many motorists. Motorists demanded a rollback of that increase to make sure spot fines remain affordable. This comes as Financ...
Courts move to end impunity for torturers 2 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean courts are determined to hold government officials accountable for wrongdoing involving torture. The increased move for the punishment of atrocities that the establishment represents is acknowledged as a monumental significance for human rights and domestic criminal law. ...
Chombo withdraws conviction appeal 1 April 2017 HARARE- Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo’s has withdrawn his Supreme Court appeal in which he challenged his conviction on contempt of court. Chombo was slapped with a 90-day jail term after being found guilty following his failure to action a court order directing him to facilitate the r...
Broke govt hikes traffic spot fines 30 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government has increased traffic spot fines by nearly 100 percent, in a controversial move it claims will reduce road accidents. This comes as Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has just slapped suffering small businesses — including hair salons, ...
Police 'defy' Mazowe court order 29 March 2017 HARARE - Villagers at Arnold Farm in Mazowe have rushed back to court after the police “defied” a High Court ruling stopping their eviction. The contempt hearing has been set down for tomorrow. The villagers, who are reportedly being evicted to make way for the expansion of First Lady Grace...
'Bribe money-swallowing' cop trial deferred 25 March 2017 HARARE - The trial of a Mbare police officer-in-charge, who allegedly attempted to swallow bribe money after being trapped, has been deferred to April 6 because the magistrate was not available. Violet Sigauke is being charged with criminal abuse of office. Trial proceedings are before Hara...
High Court blocks Mazowe evictions 25 March 2017 HARARE - High Court Judge Felistus Chatukuta has ordered the police to stop demolitions and eviction of several families occupying Arnold Farm in Mazowe. Chatukuta granted the order by consent yesterday after the occupants — through their lawyer Donsa Nkomo from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human ...
War vets meet amid tension 23 March 2017 HARARE - War veterans are set to meet today in Harare to discuss Zimbabwe's deepening political and economic crisis amid a tense atmosphere, as defiant opposition parties yesterday staged a demonstration, despite a warning by the police. The ex-freedom fighters' indaba, initially scheduled for...
Crisis as police bans big demo 22 March 2017 HARARE - Panicking authorities went back on their word yesterday, effectively banning the opposition's planned mega demonstration in Harare today, which was set to be led by MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai. After security chiefs — who met the organisers of the protest march on Monday — had app...
Woman up for 49 counts of fraud 21 March 2017 BULAWAYO - A woman allegedly defrauded a non-governmental organisation she was working for of more than $80 000. Hazel Chawanda Matenga, 43, formerly employed by Child Care Ministries as its country co-ordinator, yesterday appeared before magistrate Tinashe Tashaya facing 49 counts of fraud. ...
Doctors flush gems out of thief 18 March 2017 MUTARE - Doctors have flushed out two diamond pieces from one of three Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining Company (ZCDC) gem sorters on trial for swallowing the precious stones. The medical procedure was performed on 31-year-old Pfungwai Sithole, more than ten days after he ingested the ston...
Creditors can attach govt assets: Court 17 March 2017 HARARE - Litigants are now able to attach government property over debts after the High Court invalidated the State Liabilities Act, which it said was being used by the authorities to evade paying its dues. The March 15, landmark ruling was handed down after Mutare businessman Tendai Blessing ...
Mawarire suffers fresh setback 17 March 2017 HARARE - Evan Mawarire yesterday demanded that the State furnish him with a trial date or remove him from remand, but the application was dismissed. Mawarire, whose independent social media movement #ThisFlag, catalysed citizens’ frustration with President Robert Mugabe regime during last year...