Articles tagged 'police'

Police ban ZCTU protest march 10 October 2018 HARARE – Plans by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) to demonstrate against the recently introduced tax were thrown into disarray yesterday after police banned the protest saying government is still to contain the cholera outbreak. In a statement yesterday, the police said last month...
Robbers target money changers 9 October 2018 HARARE – Armed robbers are targeting illegal foreign currency dealers, operating on the streets of Zimbabwe’s major towns, with the latest incident seeing a Harare man being robbed of $44 000. Ironically, the money changers are themselves committing an illegality by contravening Exchange Contr...
8 nabbed for chaos at Macheso show 9 October 2018 HARARE – Eight people were on Friday night arrested for causing chaos at sungura musician Alick Macheso’s show in Chegutu. Reports are that there was an electric fault at the venue that saw the malcontents — who were outside — try and force entry, resulting in clashes with the security. An ...
Cops yet to be paid for poll duties 8 October 2018 HARARE - Authorities are yet to make full payment to police officers that provided services in the July 30 elections, won by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe’s removal in a military intervention in November last year. At least 31 police officers, w...
Govt to hike traffic fines 6 October 2018 HARARE – Government is planning to hike traffic fines in a controversial move it claims will reduce road accidents, Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has revealed. Ziyambi made the announcement after Chief Fortune Charumbira asked what government was doing to cu...
War against vendors: Rescuing 'clean' streets, ruining lives? 30 September 2018 HARARE - Since its emergence in growing volumes some years ago, vending in Zimbabwe's major urban areas, especially Harare, has never been tolerated as a legitimate economic activity and alternative source of livelihood, especially in the attitudes of central government. But the irony is that ...
Zim on edge as vendors fight back 27 September 2018 HARARE - Police are maintaining a heavy presence in most of the country's cities as authorities fear the worst amid a clampdown on desperate vendors who are now fighting back. In Harare, law enforcers have peppered the central business district with riot police officers, armed with batons whil...
Human rights groups slam police brutality 26 September 2018 HARARE - Rights groups and political analysts have expressed outrage over the savage attacks on vendors and ordinary citizens by police in its on-going blitz against vending in Harare's central business district (CBD) and its precincts. This comes as pressure is mounting on government to set u...
ED must cut loose bad police officers 25 September 2018 HARARE - Government's decision to drive vendors off the streets of the Central Business Districts (CBDs) across the whole country, especially after the outbreak of cholera in Harare, has been generally warmly received by a large cross section of the populace. Apart from having to curb the spre...
Police, vendors clash in Harare CBD 17 September 2018 HARARE - There were running battles in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) over the weekend as police and Harare City Council (HCC) officials launched a major blitz to drive vendors out of the city. On Saturday, the Daily News witnessed hordes of police details chasing vendors from their ...
Robert Mugabe flies into bomb storm 4 July 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe returned home yesterday to face a torrent of allegations, inflamed by the recent bomb explosion that rocked the second city of Bulawayo on June 24, claiming two lives. The 94-year-old teetotaller, who was receiving medical attention in Singapore, is bein...
ED security fears mount 2 July 2018 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the July 30 national elections, the security of President Emmerson Mnangagwa is increasingly becoming an issue, with authorities revealing at the weekend that they will take extraordinary measures to secure his safety. This comes after Mnangagwa narrowly...
Mnangagwa 'would-be killers' nabbed 1 July 2018 BULAWAYO - There was frenzied media and public interest here yesterday as two men were brought to court for the attempted assassination of President Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured) during a campaign rally at White City Stadium last weekend. Hordes of journalists and members of the public flocked...
Mugabe's party hits back at ED 1 July 2018 HARARE - A faction of the National Patriotic Front (NPF) — which has the blessings of former president Robert Mugabe — has hit back at President Emmerson Mnangagwa on his claims that his former rivals in the Generation 40 (G40) were behind the bombing in Bulawayo last Saturday, saying he should w...
ED 'would-be killers' nabbed 1 July 2018 BULAWAYO - There was frenzied media and public interest here yesterday as two men were brought to court for the attempted assassination of President Emmerson............. [GoogleAd]
Churches condemn Byo bombing 30 June 2018 HARARE - Churches have condemned the bomb attack during a Zanu PF campaign rally which killed two aides and left President Emmerson Mnangagwa's deputy and a Cabinet minister nursing serious wounds. Vice President Kembo Mohadi and Zanu PF chairperson and Water and Climate minister Oppah Muching...
Aussies, Pakistan jet in 30 June 2018 HARARE - Australia and Pakistan have commendably put aside the unfortunate political disturbances caused by a bomb blast at a Zanu PF rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo last Saturday as they arrived in Zimbabwe for the Twenty20 triangular series. Pakistan were the first to touch down at R...
Byo bombing: Minister loses breast 29 June 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF national chairperson Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has been airlifted to South Africa for reconstruction surgery after her breast was ripped off when an explosion rocked an election campaign rally addressed by President Emmerson...... [GoogleAd]
ED tightens close security 26 June 2018 HARARE - After narrowly escaping an assassination attempt in Bulawayo on Saturday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is due to institute a top-to-bottom review of security agencies’ protocols after the bombing incident exposed serious lapses in his close security. The Daily News can exclusively rep...
'Byo bombing exposes ED security deficiencies' 26 June 2018 HARARE - Political and civil rights activists believe that the bomb explosion that rocked an otherwise sleepy city of Bulawayo on Saturday gives rise to serious questions around the ability of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s security handlers. Analysts canvassed by the Daily News yesterday said...
Unprecedented security at Mnangagwa's event 26 June 2018 HARARE - Security for President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his first meeting following the Bulawayo bomb blast which he described as an attempt on his life by “my usual enemies” was ultra-tight at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) yesterday, with layers of protection surrounding the ve...
Mnangagwa tightens security 26 June 2018 HARARE - After narrowly escaping an assassination attempt in Bulawayo on Saturday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is due to institute a top-to-bottom review of security agencies' protocols after the bombing incident exposed serious lapses in his close security. [Adz]
ED bomb attack: Security experts comb blast scene 25 June 2018 HARARE - White City Stadium was yesterday turned into a no-go-area as top security officials continued to comb the scene of the weekend's bomb attack for leads. This followed a blast that rocked a star rally addressed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday, which left 41 injured, among th...
Cop in trouble over bribe 18 June 2018 HARARE - A Harare cop is in trouble after his bid to evade jail for accepting a bribe hit a brick wall, following the dismissal of his High Court appeal in which he challenged the conviction. Taurai Khauyeza had approached the High Court, appealing against a ruling by a Zimbabwe Republic Polic...
Violence continues unabated at PSL matches 18 May 2018 HARARE – It looks like local soccer administrators are losing the fight against football hooliganism and violence at Castle Lager Premiership matches. At the weekend, there was another bad advertisement of the domestic league when Highlanders fans brazenly attacked Yadah FC fans at the Nationa...