Articles tagged 'police'

Uniformed forces for vendors blitz 20 January 2018 HARARE - The uniformed forces will be roped in to wipe out illegal activities such as vending, mushika-shika (pirate taxis) and money changing in local authorities around the country, Local Government minister July Moyo said yesterday. He told a news conference that the unregulated selling of ...
ZRP warns against reckless driving 18 January 2018 HARARE - At least 37 motorists have been arrested for disregarding traffic rules, with Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) commendably using moral suasion to warn against reckless driving. In a statement yesterday, deputy police spokesperson Paul Nyathi said: “ZRP has noted with concern a sudden in...
Chihuri in posh vehicles scandal 11 January 2018 HARARE - After 23 years of enforcing law and order as the country's top policeman, the tables have been turned against former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri who is being accused of impounding five cars and later changing ownership into his name while still heading the Zimbabwe Repu...
Chihuri in luxury cars scandal 11 January 2018 HARARE - After 23 years of enforcing law and order as the country's top policeman, the tables have been turned against former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri who is being accused of impounding five cars and later changing ownership into his name while still heading the Zimbabwe Repu...
Hlongwane questions arrest 30 December 2017 HARARE - Former Sport, Arts and Recreation minister and MP for Mberengwa East Makhosini Hlongwane has questioned his arrest, following claims that he was found with 10 — 50kg bags of beans. According to his lawyer Nqobani Sithole, no charges were preferred against his client, who was picked up...
Police, we are still watching you 29 December 2017 HARARE - While the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has apologised for its ill practices and transgressions of the past, the latest Christmas road traffic accidents statistics compel us to once again remind the law enforcement agency of their mandate. The stats speak volumes about our beloved po...
9 perish in Xmas accidents 27 December 2017 HARARE - Nine people died in 89 reported road traffic accidents that happened during the recent 2017 Christmas, though the fatalities are 44 percent down from the 16 deaths recorded on the same day last year, police details show. Ironically, the significant reduction comes at a time the Zimbab...
Police boss Chihuri booted out 19 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday effectively ended police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri’s 24-year tenure as boss of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) by sending the top cop on leave pending retirement as he rang several changes to the security sector in a major shake-up. ...
Chihuri booted out 19 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday effectively ended police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri's 24-year tenure as boss of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) by sending the top cop on leave pending retirement as he rang several changes to the security sector in a major shake-up. ...
Harare to escalate crackdown on vending 23 November 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council has vowed to continue the clampdown against illegal vending in the Central Business District, city spokesperson Michael Chideme said yesterday. This comes as vendors have begun trickling back into the CBD following the fall of Robert Mugabe. In an interview with...
Cops may not vote next year 13 November 2017 HARARE - The jury is out on the recent move by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to temporarily ban all police officers from registering to vote in next year's crunch elections — which could see thousands of police officers failing to cast their ballots in the watershed 2018 polls. This comes...
Honeymoon over for Zanu PF activists 13 November 2017 HARARE - Government has directed police to arrest Zanu PF activists who use the ruling party's materials — including pictures of President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace — to intimidate law enforcement officials and avoid being sanctioned for traffic law violations. There has been a growing...
Cops banned from BVR registration 13 November 2017 HARARE - The jury is out on the recent move by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to temporarily ban all police officers from registering to vote in next year's crunch elections — which could see thousands of police officers failing to cast their ballots in the watershed 2018 polls. This comes...
Police block MDC rally again 10 November 2017 HARARE - Police in Karoi have for the second time blocked opposition MDC's rally which was supposed to be held in the town. The party's vice president, Nelson Chamisa, was set to address the meeting, which was scheduled for last weekend and targeted to mobilise people to register to vote in th...
American citizen freed on $1 000 bail 10 November 2017 HARARE - An American citizen, Martha O'Donovan, who was arrested for allegedly attempting to topple President Robert Mugabe's government has been released on $1 000 bail by the High Court. High Court judge Clement Phiri yesterday ruled that it was in the best interest of justice to release O'D...
Mnangagwa blocked from leaving Zim 8 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was subjected to a thorough security search yesterday before he was stopped from leaving Zimbabwe for the Mozambican port city of Beira by police manning the Forbes Border Post in Mutare. Apart from blocking Mnangagwa from leaving Zimbabwe for ...
Police ordered to vacate Globetrotter 6 November 2017 HARARE - The High Court has ordered the police to vacate popular entertainment joint Globetrotter located on the outskirts of Harare, following a wrangle over the control of the hangout that broke out on Monday. All the tenants that had been illegally evicted by police last Monday have been re...
'Govt must investigate crimes against scribes' 5 November 2017 HARARE - As the world commemorates International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Misa Zimbabwe has urged President Robert Mugabe’s government to investigate cases involving the assault and abuse of journalists. The media rights organisation said the investigations will assi...
Zim police arrest US citizen over tweet 5 November 2017 HARARE - An American citizen — Martha O’Donovan — was yesterday arrested by the police for allegedly posting a tweet which allegedly undermined the authority of President Robert Mugabe. According to a police charge sheet, O’Donovan, of Magamba TV, allegedly posted a message using username @mat...
Mphoko sucked into nightclub wrangle 2 November 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has been sucked into a wrangle over the control of a popular entertainment joint located on the outskirts of the capital city, Harare. The property, Globetrotter — owned by the late businessman Dickson Sabawu — is at the centre of a feud involving the...
Police bash patrons at club 1 November 2017 HARARE - Popular Harare entertainment joint, Globetrotter, was on Monday night turned into a war zone as scores of police officers in riot gear beat revellers, forcibly evicting tenants who operate and stay at the place. The joint, located along Old Mazowe Road, founded by the late Dickson Sab...
Police warn of surge in armed robberies 31 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police has warned of a sharp increase in muggings around the Second Street and Churchill Avenue area in Harare. ZRP Avondale Police Station said in a notice: “We advise all citizens, residents, pedestrians and or motorists passing through Second Street and Church...
Police warn of upsurge in armed robberies 27 October 2017 HARARE - Authorities are warning Zimbabweans about a series of armed robberies in Beitbridge and Zvishavane. According to a community alert, police have responded to several robberies in the two areas. The surge in robberies comes as the economy is collapsing as evidenced by the critical sh...
Police clearance for Harare Poly students 24 October 2017 HARARE - Harare Polytechnic College has asked all prospective students to seek police clearance in order to have their applications considered. In a circular for the 2018 enrolment requirements, the college advised that all courses required the police documentation. “Applications are invite...
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...