02 MAY 2019

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested nine suspects for unlawful possession of National Railway of Zimbabwe wagon wheels after they were caught in the act while loading wagon wheels and couplers into a lorry. The incident occurred on          01 May 2019 at around 0230 hours at NRZ Workington Marshalling yard, Harare.

The arrested suspects are;

  1. Paul Viyano (31)
  2. Tafadzwa Mudhara (18)
  3. Moses Nyoni (20)
  4. Mind Mudzimba (23)
  5. Amos Taderera (18)
  6. Simbarashe Tizora (18)
  7. Priviledge Mabhiza (18)
  8. Ishmael Chitupa (22)
  9. Ronny Mutsvunguma (18)

At the time of the arrest the suspects had already loaded 13 wagon wheels and a coupler into a Volvo lorry which they were using. Police conducted searches on the suspects and recovered a Taurus Pistol, 04 Motorola handheld radios, 02 Motorola pin chargers and 04 Motorola batteries. The property was stashed in one of the suspects’ car which was found at the scene. A 303 rifle was also recovered at the same suspect’s house under his bed.

The suspects will also face charges for contravening the Firearms Act, Chapter 10:09 arising from illegal possession of firearms and failure to properly secure firearms as required by law. Investigations are in progress and the suspects will appear in court soon.

The police would like to warn members of the public against tempering with NRZ equipment or installations as it is a very serious offence.

(NYATHI.P) Assistant Commissioner

Acting Chief Staff Officer (Press, Public and International Relations)

To the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

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