The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Coordinator for Northern Region, Assistant Commissioner Sipho James Makone has challenged CID members to improve on service delivery in line with new trajectory being taken by government.

Assistant Commissioner Makone was speaking at the official opening of a customer care workshop for CID members recently. He said workshops equip members with indispensable customer care knowledge, skills and attitudes for enhancing the image of the Zimbabwe Republic Police.

“I urge you to do away with the bad practices which drag the good image of our organisation into the dust bins and focus on ways that brings back public confidence in the police,” he said.

Assistant Commissioner Makone said good customer care is critical in any organisation which desires success.

“Our attitude towards clients determines their attitude towards us. There is therefore need to always exhibit positive attitudes towards our customers so that they view our organisation positively,” he said.

The senior officer urged members to be professional and avoid being talkative.

“In our investigations particularly at crime scenes, we must avoid over promising complainants notwithstanding the need for reassurance,  the credit of any astute investigator is derived from dealing with complex cases not from being too talkative”, he said.

In one of the presentations attended by The Outpost, CID Legal Officer Chief Superintendent Chrispen Chidzenga said the law frowns on inhuman treatment of suspects.  He urged officers to be able to formulate a reasonable suspicion for the suspects to be arraigned before the courts observing their rights as enshrined in the constitution of Zimbabwe.

Chief Superintendent Chidzenga said there is no justification to over detain a suspect.

The workshop covered Communication in crime investigations, Customer care, Client Service Charter, Ethical considerations at crime scenes, Human Rights, Constitution and policing, Corruption, Discipline, Counselling and front office management among others.

The workshop was attended by 26 participants drawn from all CID sections within Harare.



A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others. These are the words of Mr Blessing Masau, a Support Unit Grade Seven teacher who produced satisfactory results in the 2017 Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) Grade Seven Examinations.

Mr Masau had 20 students with five units, 13 females and seven males.

This feat contributed heavily to Support Unit Primary scooping a number of awards at the 13th edition of the Commissioner General of Police’s Merit Awards held recently. This included being the school with the highest number of five units and the most improved school from 92 percent in 2016 to 97.73 percent in 2017.

Mr Masau attributed this success to extra effort and hard work that saw the students excelling in the examinations.

“I attribute the results to hard work and the internal motivation that pushed me to see where my potential as a teacher would take me, “said the thirty- four year old teacher.

He had to take the students for extra lessons and made sure that he supervised each student and kept pushing them to realise their full potential which saw his efforts bringing forth desired results.

Mr Masau who finished training for his diploma in education in March 2008 got attested in the organisation in May that same year. After pass out he was posted to Support Unit. After his training at Shamva he was posted to Support Unit Headquarters and in July 2009 he was posted to Support Unit Primary school where for two terms he had to relief teachers on leave.

“It was in 2010 I got my own class, grade three students. I pushed myself all these years and got my first grade seven class in 2014. They performed well but my breakthrough came in 2017 where my Grade Seven class performed brilliantly putting our school among the best in Harare and in the country,” he said.

Meanwhile the Commissioner General of Police, Cde Thandabantu Godwin Matanga encouraged the teachers to continue summoning the necessary strength and wisdom to go around impediments.

“The fact that you are posting such fantastic results against a backdrop of limited resources makes your achievements all the more laudable.

“I want to assure you of the organisation’s support and we shall no doubt play a key role towards the development of the school as well as addressing some of the challenges

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Constable Brighton Nyandoro of Support Unit Alpha troop recently escaped death by a whisker after he was attacked by a buffalo at Hwange National Park in Matebeleland North Province.

Speaking from his home where he was recuperating, Constable Nyandoro said tragedy struck while he was in the company of two rangers from Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority. While on their daily patrols in Mandiseka area at Hwange National Park, a buffalo emerged from the nearby bush less than 10 metres away and violently charged at them.

The team scurried in different directions but the buffalo pursued him and he was shoved against trees. Constable Nyandoro then placed himself between the trees where the buffalo had minimum access to him.

The raging buffalo continued attacking him from every angle possible and managed to access his right side of the stomach and his right leg causing severe injuries in the process.

“The buffalo continued attacking me for about five minutes and I maintained my position between the trees knowing that the moment that I move from the trees, I was finished. The buffalo must have noticed that it was not getting anywhere with the attack and turned on its own and went away,” said Constable Nyandoro.

He said, his counterparts returned after the buffalo had left and carried him to the base. They had to climb trees to access network to call for assistance since his condition was deteriorating.

“I was vomiting blood and could not

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Police has vowed to continue the crack down on criminals; with the latest being an arrest of burglary suspects in two separate incidents by detectives in Harare and Midlands Provinces.


Criminal Investagations Department (CID) Braeside in Harare nabbed the quartet of Collet Rudairo Malgas (35), Victor Mukura (30), Simbarashe Kudakwashe Rwanga (36) and Collen Tafadzwa Murambiwa (26), who were causing havoc in Waterfalls and Mbare suburbs in Harare. They were linked to eight cases of Unlawful Entry and Theft.


It seems lady luck was on police side as detectives found all the four suspects asleep in Murambiwa’s room at the sprawling Epworth high density suburb during the raid. Police recovered also a lot of stolen property through indications from the suspects.


Detective Inspector Petros Tshuma, the Officer-In-Charge CID Braeside said the suspects were also linked to some cases that were committed in Southerton area. Police recovered 13 Plasma television sets, 1 home theatre, 1 amplifier and 1 3-CD changer radio after their arrest.

“These suspects were a group of five, but we managed to arrest four. They targeted nite clubs mostly and a few residential houses. They would use iron bars to force open entry and steal mostly electrical gadgets,” said Det Insp Tshuma.


The Officer Commanding Police in Mbare District, Chief Superintendent Oscar Mugomeri told this magazine in an interview that, while some of the property was recovered in Mbare suburb, a number of unlicensed backyard shops in Harare’s Central Business District were providing a ready market for the stolen goods. He urged members of the public to keep serial numbers of their property and also report early whenever their goods are stolen.


At the time of going to print, both syndicates had

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Police in Kadoma have arrested two accused persons in connection with unlawful entry and theft cases which have been occurring in Rimuka and surrounding suburbs.

The two, Shepherd Chinanga alias Makubu (35) and Wlliam Mutero alias Takawira Gumbo (32) from Ngezi suburb in Kadoma were arrested following a tip off from members of the public. This resulted in the District setting up a crack team to arrest and recover various property.

The two would break doors or force open windows and steal property which they would dispose of in and around Kadoma.

Police have since recovered television sets, several cell phones, laptops, DVD players and sound systems among other household goods. By the time of going to print, they were still in the process of recovering more property.

According to the Officer-In-Charge Rimuka Police Station Inspector Brighton Hwamiridza, the duo have since been linked to 13 unlawful entry and theft cases which occurred between October 2017 and January 2018.

He also said that they have had a reduction in unlawful entry and theft cases ever since the arrests of the two.

“Ever since the arrest of the duo, the number of reported cases have reduced drastically and on occasions there are no unlawful entry and theft cases being reported at my station. This could mean that the two were behind the cases. Just this past week, I was on duty in the district and we did not receive any such cases from our area,” he said.

The two have already appeared before a Kadoma Magistrate and have been sentenced to 58 months and 54 months respectively.





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