Articles tagged 'zrp'

Another shake-up in ZRP 20 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has rung another shake-up, with the law enforcement agency transferring 41 senior police officers and 19 juniors. The move is one in many redeployments effected in the force since the military-led Operation Restore Legacy, which saw former president Robe...
Traffic cop implicates bosses in fake fines book scam 20 April 2018 HARARE - A theft-accused Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officer openly told a court that spot fines that he collected from motorists during highway patrols were pocketed by their bosses instead of going to State coffers. William Katayi, 37, a sergeant, made the revelations during his appearanc...
'Chihuri looted diamonds worth millions of dollars' 10 April 2018 HARARE - Former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri allegedly seized a vault containing diamonds worth millions of dollars belonging to a company that was in partnership with the cops before he forcibly took its claim in the gem rich Chiadzwa fields, Parliament heard yesterday. Chihu...
More cops nabbed over fake fines book 9 April 2018 HARARE - Three more Avondale Police traffic section officers that reportedly cashed-in on motorists' fines using a fake receipt book have been dragged to court. The trio — Romeo Chipokosa, 32, Lloyd Makuni, 31, and Takuranashe Magomba, 36 — are jointly charged with Claudius Mazvimba, 35, and B...
ZRP hunts for Chihuri 24 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is failing to locate former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri, who has twice failed to appear before Parliament, the Daily News can report. This was revealed by his successor, Godwin Matanga, when he appeared before the on-fire parliament...
ZRP hunts for former commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri 24 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is failing to locate former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri, who has twice failed to appear before Parliament, the Daily News can report. Read full story in today's paper. [GoogleAd]
Police ordered to pay $17k to pro-democracy activist 22 March 2018 HARARE - Police have been ordered to  pay $17 075 in damages to pro-democracy activist Cynthia Manjoro, a  victim of wrongful arrest, detention, torture and malicious prosecution, High Court judge Mary Zimba-Dube ruled yesterday. Police had contested the charges and refused to accept liability...
Armed police loot diamonds 20 March 2018 HARARE - Parliament yesterday heard how heavily armed police officers numbering about 200, in mafia style, stormed the Mbada Diamond fields in Marange and looted gems worth millions of dollars before they broke television monitors and equipment in a raid which left workers fearing for their lives...
Chihuri snubs Parly hearing 17 March 2018 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri failed to appear before a parliamentary panel yesterday which was looking into the illegal deployment of police officers and their ruthless conduct in the Chiadzwa diamond fields. The parliamentary portfolio ...
Police chief reshuffles Asst Comms 16 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has redeployed close to 30 senior police officers as the law enforcement agency continues to reshuffle personnel in the hope of reinventing itself. The Daily News can report that a few assistant commissioners (Asst Comms) were spared by the latest re...
Cop jailed 10 days for insulting Mugabe 13 March 2018 HARARE - A Police Tribunal in Harare yesterday sentenced a police officer to 10 days in prison for insulting former president Robert Mugabe, a decision likely to fuel criticism that authorities are undermining democracy and stifling free speech. The court convicted Thompson Joseph Mloyie, a se...
Vendors demand compensation 12 March 2018 HARARE - National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) plans to launch a campaign across the country demanding that government compensates vendors who fell victim to police brutality. The union's executive director, Alphonce Haruzivishe, claimed that there are vendors who have been maimed, while ...
More changes loom at ZRP 10 March 2018 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu says government would bring more changes in the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) as it seeks to reform the force. The police minister, who torched a storm after refusing to cooperate with a Parliamentary portfolio committee recently, told the Senate on ...
Police in soup for impounding $1,5m maize 7 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has approached the High Court challenging an order to pay $90 300 in damages to a company that had 22 of its trucks containing maize worth $1,5 million from Zambia impounded at Chirundu Border Post by the law enforcement agency. In the application fo...
Diasporans protest over Zim police brutality 5 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans in the Diaspora are planning to stage a protest at the Zimbabwean embassy in London on Wednesday in a bid to push government to deal with police brutality. This comes amid calls by civil society activists for authorities to compensate families of two people that were recen...
EASTERN NEWS | Blundering cops need retraining: Ex-minister 1 March 2018 MUTARE - Former Home Affairs minister Giles Mutsekwa has blamed government’s failure to conduct routine retraining of cops as the cause of the fatal shootings of civilians in Harare last Thursday, among other blunders by the police. Describing the cops’ lack of discretion in firing live rounds...
Police force reform long overdue 28 February 2018 HARARE - One of the core functions of any national police force is to maintain law and order. In discharging that important responsibility, there must be a presumption of innocence when a crime is perceived to have been committed until the suspect is proven guilty by a competent court. Somehow...
Police must serve and protect 28 February 2018 HARARE - Trigger-happy Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers should at all costs desist from using live bullets when controlling large crowds and enforcing the law on suspects. It is very sad that barely a week after two innocent citizens fending for their families were shot dead, now emerge...
Police kill suspected turkey thief 27 February 2018 HARARE - In yet another low for the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), one of its officers,last week shot and killed a Bikita villager who was suspected of having stolen nine turkeys from fellow villagers. The latest dose of negative news comes as two Harare families are still smarting from the d...
Police water cannon protesting Nust students 27 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Hundreds of National University of Science and Technology (Nust) students staged a protest at the university campus yesterday to protest against failure by lecturers to pitch up for duty over the past four weeks. Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse hundreds of st...
Police shooting victims laid to rest 26 February 2018 HARARE - Government donated $200 and a coffin to the families of victims whose lives were tragically ended by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) on Thursday night. Three unarmed civilians were fatally shot by police during a government-backed operation to remove commuter omnibuses and informal tra...
New police chief faces tough task 25 February 2018 HARARE - He is a career cop who walked the beat over the past 23 years before assuming the post of police commissioner-general. He graduated as a patrol officer in October 1982, and is a police veteran who rose through the ranks and held a number of leadership posts. Godwin Matanga's backgr...
Outrage over police killings 24 February 2018 HARARE - Civic society groups reacted angrily yesterday to the killing of two civilians by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) following a heated scuffle in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) on Thursday. The Zimbabwe Divine Destiny (ZDD) — a Christian advocacy organisation — t...
Gen Matanga; the real work has just begun 14 February 2018 HARARE - On Monday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced the appointment of Godwin Matanga as the substantive commissioner-general of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). Before his appointment, Matanga was the acting commissioner-general, a position he found himself in after Augustine Chihur...
More changes in ZRP 13 February 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has moved to replace recently-fired senior officers by redeploying 14 cops to various key posts, as the law enforcement agency moves to re-shape its battered image. At least 30 senior police officers were last month served with retirement letters, be...