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Police will not hesitate to arrest abattoirs and butchery owners who fuel cattle rustling by purchasing stolen cattle, the National Anti-Stock Theft Coordinator has said.Senior Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza made the remarks while addressing a cattle branding campaign at West Acre on the outskirts of Bulawayo. He added that the police will lobby for a deterrent law against those who purchase stolen cattle.
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More police officers in the ZRP are set to receive training in sign language as the organisation steps up its efforts to ensure that every group in the society is fully catered for, a senior officer has said.Speaking during the presentation of certificates to 22 police officers who completed the basic sign language course at ZRP Bulawayo Professional Updating Centre (PUC), Assistant Commissioner (Crime) in Bulawayo, Assistant Commissioner Edmore Mlambo said the organisation gives priority to all members of society, hence the need to train police officers on sign language.
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The First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe has commended ZRP Kuyedza Women’s Club for their professionalism in spearheading production of local products.
In a speech read on her behalf by the Minister of Small to Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development, Cde Sithembiso Nyoni, during the ZRP Kuyedza Women’s Annual Show at Morris Depot recently, Dr Mugabe urged the police wives to exploit Government’s initiatives such as Statutory Instrument 64/2016.
“Given this positive developmental want to urge Kuyedza Women’s Club to exploit the window availed by the Government in particular, the Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 which promotes the production of local goods,” Dr Mugabe said.
The First Lady who had the opportunity to tour the club’s stand at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in 2013 and 2014 as well as the International Women’s Day commemoration in 2015 was pleased with the quality of exhibitions. She said these achieved milestones by the women called for continuous support from the organisational structures for their sustainability.
“Considering the tremendous achievements and proven ability and capability demonstrated by Kuyedza Women’s Club, it is imperative that all round support be given to ensure that the progress and impetus is sustained.”
“It has to be said that all the unfolding success story of the club is not only amazing but also an inspirational confirmation of the undoubted fruits of a well-managed entrepreneurial vision,” she said.
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It maybe a call of duty, but diving into an eighteen-metre deep pool laden with a history of taking people’s lives and mythical stories of mermaid spirits may possibly require nerves of steel. It is like diving head first to one’s death. However, boasting of highly trained expert divers, ZRP Sub-Aqua Unit regularly tackles the feared Nkalwini pool head on to retrieve dead bodies.Dubbed ‘pool of death’ by locals, Nkalwini pool is located on the peripheries of bustling suburb of Entumbane in Bulawayo. As its alias says it, the pool has a notorious reputation of killing people.
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The Zimbabwe Republic Police’s National Anti-Stock Unit (NASTU) has embarked on a drive to eradicate cruelty to animals by humans.
This has resulted in the Unit organizing a one-day workshop with the Veterinarians for Animals Welfare Zimbabwe (VAWZ), which was attended by sixty members drawn from all provinces, districts and stations.
Speaking during the official opening of the workshop at the University of Zimbabwe, the National
Co-odinator Anti-Stock Theft Unit, Senior Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza, said the workshop was a response to the high levels of cruelty to animals around the country.
“It is worthy to note that this workshop is in response to the high levels of cruelty being perpetrated by humans on animals. Among other acts, we have witnessed mixing of different species of livestock in trucks. Cattle, goats, sheep and even birds are sometimes transported together. Some of the smaller species are injured or killed in the process. I am hopeful that this workshop will give participants some form of self-direction when dealing with cases of animal welfare” said Senior Assistant Commissioner Makodza.