10 JULY 2019

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of five accused persons; Cephas Maisiri (19), Kudakwashe Maisiri (20), Sean Meki (27), Simbarashe Chukutuva (35) and Obey Mbofana (33) for a robbery case involving tobacco bales in the country.

Followingan increase in cases of armed robbery and theft involving tobacco bales, police officers in Harare were deployed within the Central Business District and all feeder roads used by farmers to ferry tobacco to the auction floors with a view of accounting for the culprits.

On 09 July 2019 at around 0400 hours,a team of police officers posed as tobacco farmers who were transporting tobacco bales. They were suddenly accosted by the five accused persons who were using three vehicles; a Toyota Wish, Mazda B2200 and a Mazda 323 Familiar.  

A shoot outensured as the robbers attacked the police officers while at the same time offloading tobacco bales. In the process, Maisiri Cephas was immediately arrested at the scene, whilst the rest of the robbers sped off in their vehicles. The four accused persons were later arrested while hiding in Highfields and are to appear in court soon. Two of the robbers’ vehicles a Mazda Familiar and Mazda pick-up were recovered by the police.

Police reiterates its warning to members of the public to avoid transporting their farming produce during the night. As ZRP, we would like to warn would be perpetrators of such acts that the long arm of the law will always catch up with them.

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press, Public and International Relations)

to the Commissioner General of Police

POLICE GENERAL HEADQUARTERS

10 JULY 2019

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the death of five (5) people in a fatal road traffic accident which occurred at 141 km peg along Harare-Mutare road on 8 July 2019 at about 0130 hours. The police express their deepest condolences to the bereaved families.

The accident occurred after a male adult (38) who was driving a blue Toyota Dyna vehicle towards Mutare from Harare with 22 passengers on board, lost control of the vehicle after an oncoming car encroached into his lane. The truck then veered off the road for about 50 metres and hit a tree. As a result of the accident, five people, who are believed to be family members, were killed. They have been identified as follows:

  1. Proud Kore
  2. Tashinga Kore (03) a female infant of Farm 356 Chitomborwizi, Chinhoyi.
  3. Abel Kore (02 months) a male infant Farm 356 Chitomborwizi, Chinhoyi.
  4. Marvelous Sithole (14) a female juvenile of Farm 356 Chitomborwizi, Chinhoyi.
  5. Mejury Kanyayi (25) a female adult Farm 356 Chitomborwizi, Chinhoyi.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges motorists to be observant, and cautious. Where possible, they must avoid travelling at night while carrying many passengers for long distances especially inter-city routes.

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press, Public and International Relations)

To the Commissioner General of Police

POLICE GENERAL HEADQUARTERS

 

03 MAY 2019

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the recovery of a Nissan Primera motor vehicle, 20mm 3 core armoured cables measuring 60 metres, two knives, a pair of bolt cutter in Murewa that had been stolen by some accused persons at a Netone Substation in Zhombwe, Murewa.

On 22 April 2019, police received information to the effect that some unknown accused persons had cut an industrial armoured cable connecting Zhombwe Netone Substation to Zhombwe Netone Transmission repeater. Police reacted swiftly to the information and laid an ambush. The accused person came at around 0001 hours to collect their loot and sensing danger, they fled into the darkness. Investigations are in progress to apprehend the accused persons.

In a related case, police in Middle Sabi arrested three accused persons for theft of copper cables. Police received a tip-off from an informer and lay off an ambush where they arrested the trio who had a Mazda B1800 loaded with approximately one tonne of cables.

The ZRP would like to warn these criminals that the long arm of the law will always catch up with them. Meanwhile, we applaud members of the public for their support in providing valuables information leading to the arrest and recovery of several properties. Those with information concerning any criminal matter should report at their nearest police stations or National Complaints Desk on (0242-703631).

 

(NYATHI P) Assistant Commissioner

Acting Chief Staff Officer [Press, Public and International Relations]

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

01 JULY 2019

The Zimbabwe Republic Police wishes to announce the names of victims who perished in a fatal road traffic accident which occurred on 28 June 2019 at the 93 km peg along the Harare – Masvingo Road where nineteen (19) people were killed. The ZRP expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved families. Meanwhile, fourteen (14) ofthe nineteen (19) bodieshave been positively identified by their next of kin as follows-:

Paidamoyo Dick, a female adult of Chimhenga village, Chief Musarurwa, Chivhu.

Nokutenda Nhau, a female adult of Chimhenga village, Chief Musarurwa, Chivhu.

Charity Chidende a female adult of Chidhakwa Village, Chief Neshangwe, Chivhu.

Jesca Njanike, a female adult of Mundinzwa Village, Chief Nyashanu, Buhera.

Gore Mujere (42), a male adult of Wata Village, Chief Makumbe, Buhera.

Sign Muteiwa, a male adult of Chipwanyira Village, Chief Nyashanu, Buhera.

Francisca Madzamba, a female adult of Tavangwena Village, Chief Makumbe, Buhera.

Munyaradzi Murwira a male adult of Murwira Village, Chief Nyashanu, Buhera.

Webster Mutuimwe (36), a male adult of Terera Village, Chief Nyashanu, Buhera.

Tinotenda Dudzai, (01) a male juvenile of Tavangwena Village, Chief Makumbe, Buhera.

Michael Zambuke, a male adult whose address is not known.

Patrick Chingwende, a male adult of Buhera Rural District Council, Buhera.

Comfort Chirume, a male juvenile aged 02 months.

Vanisa Kambarami, a female juvenile aged 02 months.

The other five bodies, comprising an infant, two males aged approximately 40 years, and a female aged approximately 50 years are yet to be identified. The ZRP appeals to members of the public who are missing their relatives to visit Chivhu General Hospital Mortuary.

Police are concerned by the recent spate of road traffic accidents involving head-on collisions which have been recorded on the country’s roads. We urge motorists to be observant, exercise extreme caution, avoid speeding and above all be safety conscious while driving on the road

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press, Public and International Relations)

POLICE GENERAL HEADQUARTERS

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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