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The Glen Norah community, through its Crime Consultative Committee (CCC), has partnered the Zimbabwe Republic Police in fighting crime in their neighbourhood by donating six brand new bicycles to the station. This is the first donation to the police by the committee which was formed early this year.
The cycles were received by the Officer Commanding Harare Province, Senior Assistant Commissioner Elias Mvere at a colourful ceremony held at Glen Norah Police station. They will be used by police officers in their daily operations such as scene attendance and patrols among others.
Speaking at the ceremony, SAC Mvere commended the Glen Norah community for making such a timely donation that will assist police in carrying out their duty of protecting life and property.
“This gesture shows that we have a community which is committed to joining hands with the police in fighting crime in their area. Footing to distant places delay scene attendance and this leads to loss of valuable evidence and lack of confidence in the police by the public.
“The cycles will go a long way in increasing our visibility in the community’’, he said.
Senior Assistant Commissioner Mvere noted that crime in the area was decreasing but however challenged the Glen Norah Police to work hard in order to deliver on what they promised during the province’s Client Service Charter reinvigoration.
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The Zimbabwe Republic Police maintained its supremacy over other government departments at exhibitions held during this year around the country. After coming second at both the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair [ZITF] and Harare Agricultural Show, the organisation went back to the drawing board in a bid to restrategise.
In the eight provincial exhibitions that ensued, the ZRP scooped seven first position accolades in the Uniformed Services or Non-Commercial Services category in Mashonaland West, Midlands, Mashonaland Central, Masvingo, Matebeleland North, Mashonaland East and Manicaland provincial shows. Matebeleland South scooped the second position.
The culture of winning by ZRP at exhibitions can be attributed to the exposure that our Provincial Community Relations Liaison Officers (PCRLOs) gained from the national office through steering committees that they are part of.
Speaking at the close of exhibitions, Masvingo Provincial Liaison Officer, Inspector Charity Mazula said her province is now reaping benefits from the knowledge she gained from the previous shows.She thanked Chief Staff Officer Press and Public Relations, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba for affording her an opportunity to be part of the steering committee both at ZITF and Harare Agricultural Show.
On the other hand, her counterpart Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakowa of Manicaland Province said the inclusion of ZRP Kuyedza Women’s Club, Museums, Sub Aqua pool and Criminal Investigations Department’s (CID) Drugs and Narcotics appear
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The Zimbabwe Republic Police has devoted itself to the fight against child sexual abuse offences like rape, indecent assault, aggravated indecent assault, permitting children to engage in prostitution and the new phenomenon - online child sexual abuse.
Deputy Commissioner General (Crime), Deputy Commissioner General, Josephine Shambare said the organisation is disturbed by the increase of such crimes of child abuse. She said ZRP was now treating them as part of the top ten priority list of crimes of concern.
“As a national police service, we are equally perturbed by the increase of sexual abuse and exploitation of young children by unscrupulous and irresponsible people in our midst. We are fully alive to the forbidden path of immorality and cultural decadence caused by sexual predators, who are employing contemporary gadgets to prey on children online in order to amplify their shenanigans,” she said.
Deputy Commissioner General Shambare was speaking at a ceremony to receive ten desktop computers and nine laptops, recently donated to ZRP’s Victim Friendly Unit (VFU) by Save the Children Zimbabwe.
The donation also included monthly internet subscriptions for the VFU’s Harare Province, its four District Headquarters and ten police stations.
“Linking the computers to Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB) Harare will strengthen our national resolve to give optimum security and protection to Zimbabwe’s children. Such activities resonate well with the spirit behind Section 19 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe,
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Just like any other young person, Police Constable Wellington Mangena (31) of ZRP West Commonage in Bulawayo was obsessed with karate. At a tender age of 12, he joined a karate club before fate took away his trainer leaving him stranded for seven years.
Left with lean options, he was forced to switch to Wushu Kung Fu. It was a sudden change of destiny which he never imagined would take him to China one day.
“I found myself with limited options after my karate master, David Moyo died in 2005. I had to travel all the way to Beitbridge where there was another master, Edfil Moyo. However, nearest to me was a Chinese Wushu club at Esiziba Youth Centre, so I joined them,” said Police Constable Mangena.
Ever since joining Wushu, Police Constable Mangena has excelled and has attained a Dragon Green certificate and is now a shifu.
According to an online dictionary Han Trainer, shifu in Mandarin language or sifu in Cantonese refers to the title skilled person or simply a master.
In 2010, Police Constable Mangena started his own club, The Chinese Wushu Kung Fu club which focuses on training basic wushu skills, routine skills, self-defence and flexibility. The club also concentrate in weight loss training programs.
“Our club has been doing very well and currently we have 15 members that we train. We have a wushu training contract with Insukamini Primary School and on top of that we have a display team which has been invited to various important
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ZEC Chairperson Justice Rita Makarau
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has conducted itself fairly well in policing elections and by-elections, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Chairperson Justice Rita Makarau has said.
Justice Makarau said this as she delivered a lecture during the Zimbabwe Republic Police 2017 Legal Services Directorate Strategic Workshop at Police Sports Club in Harare recently.
During the workshop Justice Makarau also urged ZRP to be cognisant of the new changes as regards to voting exercise that has seen some changes from the last elections that were held in 2013.
She also talked about the new Biometric Voting Registration (BVR) system to be conducted by ZEC.
“This is going to be a new system, it means every Zimbabwean eligible to vote must register afresh. When the exercise commences, every member must present him/herself to be registered,” she said.
Justice Makarau said the new exercise which needs an individual’s biometrics (fingerprints and digital photographs) and has no registration by proxy (on behalf of spouses), group registrations or registration as entities but each individual will have to represent themselves.