APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON BRAVE MASHAWA’S RELATIVES

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is appealing for information which may assist the police to identify the relatives of Brave Mashawa (26) who is currently receiving psychiatric treatment at Umzimkulu Psychiatric Hospital in South Africa.

Brave Mashawa’s relatives are being sought by the Police in order to enable the South African authorities to establish contacts or find ways to repatriate Brave Mashawa home.

Anyone with information to contact the National Complaints Desk on (0242) 703631 or Police General Headquarters WhatsApp on 0712 800 107 or report at any nearest Police Station.

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations)

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

ZRP PRESS STATEMENT                                                           07 APRIL 2022

THREE NABBED FOR POSSESSION OF LIVE PANGOLINS

The Zimbabwe Republic Police’sCriminal Investigation Department (CID) Chipinge Minerals, Flora and Fauna Unit, has arrested three suspects for unlawful possession of two live pangolins. The three suspects areLovemore Dheya, aged 39 years, not employed, Justice Faya, aged 42 years , employed as a teacher and Pinias Chauke, aged 31 years, a nurse, all of Checheche, Chipinge.

On 4 April 2022, police detectives in Chipinge got wind that the three accused persons were in possession of a live pangolin in Chibuwe which they intended to sell at a business centre in Chipinge.

Acting on the information, police quickly reacted to the call and mounted a roadblock together with the Chipinge Safari crew. They searched all vehicles that passed through the roadblock and they recovered two live pangolins from one of the vehicles leading to the arrest of the three. The pangolins were in a 20 litre container that was stashed in a sack in the boot of the motor vehicle. The three were taken to court and were remanded to 11 April 2022 for trial.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police warns the public against poaching of wildlife. According to the Parks and Wildlife Act, it is an offence for one to hunt any animal on any land without a permit. Please be warned that, illegal killing and trafficking of any endangered wildlife attracts a mandatory lengthy sentence of nine year jail term.

 

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations)

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                        1 APRIL 2022

 

SECURITY SERVICES OF ZIMBABWE STATEMENT ON ALLEGED CORRUPTION AND SMUGGLING ACTIVITIES AT BEITBRIDGE BORDER POST

The Security Services of Zimbabwe are concerned with reports of rampant smuggling at the country’s borders, coupled with accusations of corruption by some deployed members of the services at Beitbridge Border Post.

The Security Services therefore categorically state that, any member who engages in corruption will be arrested without fear or favour as shown on a recent incident where seventeen (17) members of the Security Services were arrested and arraigned before the courts.

We warn bus operators, truck drivers, omalayitsha, clearing agents or any other person who initiate acts of corruption that they are equally liable and will be arrested. Transporters and clearing agents are expected to lead by example and shun acts of corruption and enticing of members of the Security Services through corrupt tendencies.

The Security Services express their most profound gratitude to the public including bus operators and others who have continued to report cases of corruption at the country’s points of entry and exit.  

The public is strongly encouraged to report all incidents of corruption to ZRP National Complaints Desk on 0242 – 703631 or WhatsApp 0712800197 for swift action to be taken by authorities.

 

(Nyathi. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer [Press, Public and Int. Relations]

tothe Commissioner General of Police

Zimbabwe Republic Police

ZRP PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                                                                      07 APRIL 2022

MURDER CASES IN KADOMA, JAMBEZI, CHIKUTI AND NKAYI

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has recorded a number of murder cases around the country in the last seven days with some being perpetrated by friends and close family members during disputes over petty issues.

On 27th March 2022, a man (25) was fatally assaulted several times on the head with a wooden plank by his two friends after a misunderstanding while drinking beer at Sacred Heart Mission Business Centre, Jambezi. The victim sustained serious injuries and was referred to Victoria Falls Hospital where he was treated and discharged. However, his condition continued to deteriorate resulting in his death on 5th April 2022.

On 29th March 2022, ZRP Eiffel Flats recorded a murder case where three brothers, Collins Muvengi, Liberty Muvengi and Fatso Muvengi, allegedly teamed up and assaulted a cousin brother, Blessing Musariri (32) all over the body with logs, on allegations of switching off a torch light at a family gathering at Gweshe, Eiffel Flats, Kadoma. The victim was initially referred to Kadoma Hospital and later to Sally Mugabe Hospital, Harare, where he succumbed to the injuries while admitted at the institution on 3rd April 2022.

In another case, Police has arrested nine (09) suspects in connection with a case of murder which occurred at Serious Mine in Chikuti on 5th April 2022, where the victim (20) had a fight with one of the suspects over a girlfriend. The suspect later sought assistance from his workmates who teamed up and went to the victim’s residence, while armed with a pistol. They attacked the victim before dragging him into their Nissan Caravan vehicle and took him to Serious Mine where they fatally assaulted him with fan belts alleging that he had robbed one of the suspects.

Meanwhile, Police are investigating circumstances surrounding a murder case in which the body of a woman (20) was found half naked, lying in a bush at Mujaji area, Siganda, Nkayi on 4th April 2022. The body had a small stick imbedded on the neck and struggle marks were noted at the crime scene

The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges the public to exercise self restraint when they face disputes or disagreements with friends, relatives or any member of the society.

 

 

 

[NYATHI P.] Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations)

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

The Zimbabwe Republic Police clarifies and sets the record straight on security arrangements and the holding of political rallies in view of the current campaigns by parties and aspiring candidates for the scheduled Bye-Elections set for March 26, 2022.

Firstly, it is the responsibility of a convener to notify the local regulating authority who is the Officer Commanding a Police District, of the intention to hold a rally in line with provisions of the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act (MOPA), Chapter 11:23.

It is not just a case of notification, the convener has a responsibility to discuss and agree on the security and safety measures to be availed at the rally for the benefit of the public and the community in general.

Sadly, the police has noted with concern that some political parties are adopting a confrontational approach when notifying the regulating authorities on their intended rallies.

We are also concerned that some of the conveners and their legal advisors are resorting to communicating wrong information to their supporters and also using social media to post communication details with the Police without exhausting all the legal remedies provided for under the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act (MOPA), Chapter 11:23.

 

In the case of Citizen Coalition for Change (CCC)’s Marondera rally it is clear that the convener had not complied with relevant provisions of MOPA and was duly advised by the regulating authority, however the convener and their lawyers insisted that the rally will go ahead while at the same time a court process was in motion at the High Court and subsequently at the local Magistrate Court after Justice Mungwari had ruled that the CCC convener had to exhaust all the domestic legal remedies provided under MOPA before holding a rally. This is on record.

However, on the ground, the convener had already mobilized CCC supporters to gather without sanctioning and conclusion of the court proceedings. The Police has a constitutional responsibility to ensure that all the country’s laws are observed and complied with. In this case the rally could not be sanctioned without the due processes being followed.

It is sad that some political parties are resorting to acts which clearly show that they are not observing law and are acting as a law onto themselves.

 

The Zimbabwe Republic Police will not compromise on security and safety of the public and expect political party conveners to lead by example and avoid misleading the public.

In the same vein, Police reiterates that anyone holding or hosting car rallies will be arrested without fear or favour. Recently the Zimbabwe Republic Police arrested 26 suspects in Harare and Masvingo for holding car rallies while in the process they were blocking traffic, interfering with the smooth movement of the traffic and chanting slogans which include obscene language.

 

The Zimbabwe Republic Police will not hesitate to name and shame politicians who are clearly contravening the law. Political parties are warned against disrespecting the Police, acting as if there are no laws to be observed in the country or untouchable institutions and entities.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is ready to ensure that the forthcoming   Bye-elections are held in a peaceful environment. Therefore any form of lawlessness by individuals, groups or political parties will not be tolerated.

 

The law will be applied without fear or favour

 

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press, Public and Int. Relations)

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

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