Articles tagged 'zimbabwe republic police'

Shake-up at ZRP traffic 13 October 2018 HARARE - Several senior police officers have been moved from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)'s traffic section to other units within the force. The transfers are part of efforts by the law enforcement agency to root out corruption within the traffic unit. On Thursday, the police top bras...
ZRP retires senior members of staff 3 October 2018 HARARE - Several senior police officers have been forced out of their jobs after reaching the compulsory age of retirement, the Daily News can report. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is retiring all senior officials who are above the age of 50 as the service continues its restructuring exer...
TIZ challenges ZRP anti-graft unit 3 October 2018 HARARE - Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has raised its reservations on the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)’s Anti-Corruption Unit saying there was need for a multi-sectoral approach to corruption as compared to a single unit approach. In May, Police commissioner-general Godwin Matang...
Police here to stay 26 September 2018 HARARE - The police will continue to patrol the streets of Harare while confiscating wares of those vendors resisting relocation to designated vending sites. “We have commitment from the Zimbabwe Republic Police that they are going to assist our municipal police until the situation reaches a s...
Rogue cops run amok in Harare 23 September 2018 HARARE - Some rogue police officers went on the rampage in Harare at the weekend — firing tear gas indiscriminately at commuters omnibus ranks before savagely assaulting revellers at night clubs. In the process, they re-ignited the ugly memories of the savage State brutality that was witnessed...
Business as usual for Harare vendors 14 September 2018 HARARE - It was business as usual for street vendors in Harare's central business district (CBD) by noon yesterday, despite a ban by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) who are fearful of cholera spreading. The Harare City Council (HCC) took a relaxed stance, noting that it was waiting for the ...
Police on high alert 23 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) will be on high alert during today's Constitutional Court(Con-Court) hearing of a petition filed by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, who is seeking to overturn President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's win. In a statement, police spokesperson Charity Chara...
Cops demand bribe from suspect 23 August 2018 HARARE - Three cops reportedly demanded and received $16 000 to facilitate the release of a fraud-accused suspect, a court heard yesterday. Reginald Musuma, 31, Samson Tazviwana, 27, and Benjamin Chivasa, 30, who are attached to Harare Central Police Station appeared before magistrate Rumbidza...
Unclaimed body at Marondera morgue 20 August 2018 HARARE - Police have called on the public to go and identify an unclaimed body of a 40-year-old man in the Marondera Hospital Mortuary. National police spokesperson Charity Charamba said: “The ZRP would like to appeal to members of the general public who may be missing their male relative to p...
Crackdown on opposion MDC leaders 3 August 2018 HARARE - Officials from the MDC Alliance were on tenterhooks yesterday as police embarked on what appeared to be a crackdown on those perceived to have been behind midweek protests, which degenerated into violence — killing six people. Police confirmed arresting 26 suspected MDC Alliance offic...
Govt in another police shake-up 28 July 2018 HARARE - In the second major shake-up of the police force since the ouster from power of Robert Mugabe, authorities have promoted close to 500 senior cops, the Daily News can report. The latest shake-up comes a week after nearly 2 000 junior police officers were also promoted to higher ranks, ...
Police flood Harare CBD 26 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police yesterday deployed its officers in huge numbers in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) and surrounding areas, to thwart a possible MDC Alliance demonstration which the authorities had banned on Tuesday. Apart from this, authorities have also deployed ...
Gun-toting 'Zanu PF youth' arrested 17 July 2018 HARARE - Police have arrested one man captured on video in Zanu PF regalia while firing live bullets into the air. Police spokesperson Charity Charamba told the Daily News that they have since launched a manhunt for his other accomplices. Their video has gone viral on social media in a deve...
Proposed salary hike for soldiers 12 July 2018 HARARE - Government is reportedly proposing hiking the salary of members of defence forces by at least 20 percent. The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) are composed of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ). A letter from the Defence Service Commission (DSC) chair...
Satanism scare at Harare school 26 June 2018 HARARE - More than 200 parents besieged Sunningdale 2 Primary School in Harare yesterday, baying for the blood of the institution's deputy headmistress whom they accuse of practising satanism. The deputy headmistress, only identified as Marawa, strenuously denied the allegations when she was m...
Bring back police on roads: HCC 30 May 2018 HARARE - A senior executive at the Harare City Council (HCC) believes that sanity can only return to the capital city's roads if the municipality gets assistance from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to tame wayward motorists. HCC's director of works  Zvenyika Chawatama told the Daily News...
EASTERN NEWS | Top cops fingered in smuggling 24 May 2018 MUTARE - Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga, pictured, has demanded the arrest and prosecution of local police commanders he claimed were integral members of the criminal smuggling syndicates. Addressing Manicaland police commanders at Mutare Main Camp on Tuesday in his maiden tour of the pro...
Interpol asked to seize Moyo 22 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (Zacc), in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), have issued a warrant of apprehension against self-exiled former Higher and Tertiary Education minister  Jonathan Moyo (pictured), who is facing 14 counts of fraud. The warrant has ...
Police patrols long overdue 21 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) should be applauded for re-launching patrol units countrywide as this will help curb crime. Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga was spot-on when he recently bemoaned the absence of police officers on the streets, ordering them to resume patrols. M...
Chihuri's woes mount 15 May 2018 HARARE - Two police officers facing theft charges have sensationally claimed in court papers that former commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri looted substantial amounts of money of while still serving as the top Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) cop. William Katayi, 37, a sergeant, is being joi...
Is ED's censure of ZRP genuine? 9 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's rebuke of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) over its involvement in the running of Zanu PF primary elections has received mixed reactions, with some analysts saying he was right to censure the force while others seriously doubted his sincerity. This com...
Police bosses in tight spot 4 May 2018 HARARE - The police's conduct during the ruling party's primary elections has once again lifted the lid on the inappropriate relationship that exists between Zanu PF and the law enforcement agency, heightening calls for the reformation of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) beyond cosmetic changes...
Zec bars police from interfering with polls 4 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has reiterated that police officers are barred from taking part or interfering with the electoral process beyond maintaining law and order. This comes after police officers were accused in the Zanu PF primary polls of abusing their power to help dis...
ZRP bosses in tight spot 4 May 2018 HARARE - The police’s conduct during the ruling party’s primary elections has once again lifted the lid on the inappropriate relationship that exists between Zanu PF and the law enforcement agency, heightening calls for the reformation of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) beyond cosmetic changes...
Cops fleece home seekers 29 April 2018 HARARE - Two senior police officers reportedly fleeced desperate home-seekers of $23 000 after selling them land without authorisation from Local Government ministry. Stenia Kimbini, 49, and Passway Mubaiwa, 41, appeared before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande charged with fraud. They were ...