Articles tagged 'zimbabwe republic police'

'Govt riots explanation laughable' 21 January 2019 HARARE - Questions have been raised over government's claims that police and army deserters were responsible for the riots and mayhem that characterised a three-day stay-away, which reportedly led to the death of at least 12 people. Addressing a press conference on Saturday, police spokesperso...
ZRP auctions 200 bales of clothes 21 January 2019 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) will on Wednesday auction 200 bales of clothes, shoes and other items in Graniteside, Harare. According to a notice issued by KM Auctions (Private) Limited, the items will be sold to the highest bidder. “Duly instructed by the Zimbabwe Republic Po...
ZRP heightens crackdown against criminals 17 January 2019 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has increased crackdown efforts on crime which has seemingly been rampant and on the rise in Zimbabwe. In a statement, ZRP Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba revealed that the police has since intensified patrols and intelligence gatherin...
13 netted in ZRP dragnet 12 January 2019 HARARE - Thirteen individuals, including a reverend at Zaoga Forward in Faith Mission, were arraigned before the courts yesterday for allegedly pelting a police car with stones. Blessing Mwale, Sakina Masaraure, Thulani Mpofu, Raymond Maratu, Tawanda Murerekwa, Benedict Gova, Liberty Mutasa, T...
Police visit to CiZC a 'courtesy call' 5 January 2019 HARARE - In a surprising twist, the officer-in-charge at Milton Park Police Station has told Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition(CiZC)'s lawyers that plain-clothes police officers who visited CiZC offices on Thursday, were only making a “courtesy call”. The officer-in-charge had initially expressed i...
Defective vehicles targeted in blitz 11 December 2018 HARARE - Government is planning to remove all vehicles that are defective from the country's roads in a desperate bid to tame rising carnage. The move by the ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development, in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), comes as road traffic acci...
Police warns touts, kombi drivers over sexual harassment 8 December 2018 HARARE - Police have issued a stern warning against touts and kombi drivers who are in the habit of sexually harassing women at bus termini. National police spokesperson Charity Charamba told delegates at an indaba against gender-based violence organised by Plan International that they want to...
Forex dealer jailed as crackdown starts 29 November 2018 HARARE - Government has handed a prison sentence to a trader selling foreign currency outside the official exchange rate, marking the advent of the crackdown on a black market it says destabilises the country's currency. This comes after promulgation of new laws prescribing that unlicensed for...
'We must tame carnage on our roads' 25 November 2018 HARARE - With the country heading towards the festive season, it is worrying that Zimbabweans are already witnessing a spike in serious road accidents and other forms of crime such as robberies and murders. Our reporter, Pauline Hurungudo, had an opportunity to discuss these and other issues w...
Police force needs resources 21 November 2018 HARARE - Disturbing reports of an increase in armed robberies have emerged around the country in recent weeks. Perpetrators are targeting unsuspecting hitchhikers on the roads before robbing them of their valuables and in the worst case scenario, they then murder the victims. According to the ...
Armed bandits target women 19 November 2018 HARARE - Law enforcement agents are on high alert following a recent spate of armed robberies and heinous rape incidents around the country — including in the capital, Harare where a gang of rogue taxi drivers is terrorising women, the Daily News can report. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Govt to increase police highway patrols 15 November 2018 HARARE - Government will be stepping up police highway patrols to curb road carnage, Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa has said “Cabinet expressed grave concern over the recent road traffic accident which took place near Rusape and which claimed 46 lives,” Mutsvangwa told a news briefing ...
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...