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                                                             5TH APRIL 2022

 

CASES OF MURDER, KIDNAPPING, MALICIOUS DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, ASSAULT, STOCKTHEFT AND UNLAWFUL ENTRY INTO PREMISES AND THEFT-GUYU

 

The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges the public to report all criminal cases to the Police and avoid taking the law into their own hands if wronged by another person.

 

Police are investigating cases of Murder, Kidnapping, Malicious damage to property, Assault, Stocktheft and Unlawful Entry into Premises and Theft which occurred in Guyu and Tuli areas on 1st April 2022, after 34 villagers from Guyu, including 11 Botswana nationals who were tracking their stolen donkeys teamed up and undertook a door to door operation on stock theft suspects.

 

The gang, who were using two unidentified vehicles, went to John West Village, Tuli, where they effected a citizen arrest on Godwill Ndlovu and Justice Ncube on allegations of stocktheft, after they had recovered 11 donkeys penned at the complainants’ homestead. They handcuffed the two and took them to five other complainants’ residence where they broke window panes and doors on several homesteads, before demolishing ZAR 25 400 worth of property which include refrigerators, sofas, cupboards, beds and a kitchen unit. In the process cash amounting to ZAR9 900 and a Mobicell cellphone were reportedly stolen from the complainants.

 

A clash with John West Villagers, who repossessed the recovered donkeys, ensued and the team retreated. However, they took with them Godwill Ndlovu and Justice Ncube, whom they assaulted with sjamboks and wooden sticks at Mashaba Business Centre, Guyu which resulted in the death of Justice Ncube.

 

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is now conducting comprehensive investigations into the incident.

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations)

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the death of Claudius Tavazera (21), who died in a shootout incident which occurred in Bindura on 4th March 2022 at about 1200 hours.

 

Police received reports of Kidnapping and Attempted Murder where two complainants employed by Botha Mining Syndicate were attacked and kidnapped by a group of approximately 31 illegal gold miners who were armed with machetes, spears knobkerries, catapults, logs, switches knives and axes. The suspects attacked the complainants on allegations of planning to drive illegal gold miners out of Kitsiyatota Mining area.

 

Police swiftly reacted to the reports and encountered the gang which then attacked the officers prompting the detectives to call for reinforcement and fire four warning shots with an AK 47 and two with a CZ Pistol. Despite the warning shots, the suspects kept on advancing while mobilizing others to attack the Police until one of their leaders was shot on the left knee.

 

The suspects disappeared into the tall grasses and Police rescued the victims. The victims and the shot suspect were referred to Bindura Hospital where the suspect died while receiving treatment.

 

Preliminary investigations revealed that the now deceased and some of his accomplices were on a Police wanted person list where they were being sought by the Police for cases of Robbery and Rape which occurred in Chinhamhora.

Police has since launched a manhunt on the other suspects who include Kudakwashe Njenge (NFPK) and Behavior Gwaimani (NFPK) among others.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police warns criminals against trying to attack Police officers on duty. Any suspects or syndicates who move around communities threatening and harassing the public in order to commit criminal acts will be dealt with in terms of the country’s laws. Above all mining activities should be conducted in line with the country’s laws.

 

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

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

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is appealing to the public to assist with information in connection with an Armed Robbery and Murder cases in which a 31 year oldwoman was shot dead by an unknown male suspect in Waterfalls, Harare on 9th March 2022 at around 0100 hours.

 

The suspect, who was armed with an unidentified pistol while covering his face with a balaclava mask, stormed a house in Uplands, Waterfalls through an unlocked door and attacked the three occupants while demanding cash.

 

 

The complainants surrendered US$60-00, Itel 16 and Huawei cellphones, however the suspect kept on demanding for more cash while assaulting one of the complainants, a woman aged 78, all over the body with a stick. The victim tried to stop the suspect resulting in the suspect drawing a pistol before shooting her once on the head and she died instantly.

 

Police recovered two 9mm cartridges in the passage of the complainants’ house.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has intensified investigations on this matter with a view of arresting the suspect and ensure that the law will take its course.

 

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

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

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

ZRP PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                                                      02 MARCH 2022

 

RAIDS BY THE ZIMBABWE REPUBLIC POLICE ON SOME PREMISES IN HARARE

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms that acting on credible information and ongoing investigations on suspicious criminal movements, the Police obtained warrants of search and seizure leading to raids at three (03) premises in Harare today.

As a result one suspect, Ashref Kara of number 66 Argyle Road, Avondale West, Harare has been arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. The firearms are listed as follows:-

  • One Plainsman Pistol.
  • One Gabilondoy CIA Victoria Pistol with a magazine of four rounds.
  • One Auto Pistol 6.35mm with a magazine of three rounds.
  • One Brevete Autoque Pistol, CZ magazine with one round and a pistol holster.

The suspect is facing charges of contravening provisions of the Firearms Act, Chapter 10:09.

The Police also conducted raids at number 18 Cuba Road, Mt Pleasant and 261 Phase 1, Sandton, Goodhope, Harare. These raids were not targeting specific individuals or personalities but criminal activities based on information given to the Police

The Police takes this opportunity to thank the public for co-operating and continuous supply of information on possible criminal acts in the country.

(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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