ARREST OF MURDER AND ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH OF PAUL CHIMOKA AND THE COMMISSION OF SEVERAL OTHER CASES HARARE AND MARONDERA

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Josephat Muchenje (58), Bright Magodhi (22), Crispen Kado (26), Felix Dapi (50) and Tatenda Mudzangairi (27) in connection with the callous murder and armed robbery cases where Paul Chimoka (62) died in Marondera on 23rd September 2022 at 0200 hours.

On 26th September 2022 detectives reacted to a tip off and arrested Josephat Muchenje (58) athis place of residence in Marlborough. A white Nissan AD vehicle registration number AFY 0342 used as a get-away vehicle by the suspects and two cutting discs were recovered at suspect’s residence. Upon being interviewed by the Police, the suspect implicated his four accomplices, leading to their subsequent arrest in Harare at different intervals and the recovery of 4 x 9mm rounds of ammunition stashed in Crispen Kado’s wardrobe in New Tafara, Harare.

The Police has also established that the suspects were getting information from a bakery employee on their targets in Marondera.

The suspects are linked to six cases of robbery and a case of murder which include the robbery Rakodzi Secondary School on 15 September 2022 where they stole some laptops ,food stuffs ,safe keys ,US$120 and ZWL$ 2000.On 18th September 2022 the suspects attacked the complaint in Mt Pleasant at 0300 hours and took US$ 55 000 cash, several cellphones,clothes and a South African registered Toyota Fortuner ,registration number KH15HJGP.The Toyota Fortuner was later found dumped at the intersection of Harare Drive and Mazowe Road. Investigations have also revealed that the suspects also attacked a family in Macheke on 10th June 2022 where they broke into a homestead and stole a Star Pistol, six live rounds, Mossberg Calibre 12 bore shot gun with nine rounds, electrical cables, two Sony plasma television sets, two DVD players and various groceries all valued at US$ 3 595.

Still in June 2022, the suspects attacked a family in St Mary’s in Chitungwiza and stole US$ 1 775 and ZAR 1000, HP Laptop and several cellphones.Again on 26 July 2022, the suspects attacked a family in St Mary’s on the pretex that they were Police officers searching for dangerous drugs.They took US$ 4 500 ,ZWL $500 and cellphones.

Meanwhile, on 26th September 2022, Detectives in Filabusi acted on received information and arrested Panganai Munodawafa (44), Honest Mupfunya (32), Prince Dennis Madondo (32) and Kenneth Muzerengi (42) for conspiracy to commit robbery. The suspects,all from Hrarae were targeting local business people and miners in Filabusi, Matabeleland South and Inyathi Matabeleland North. The suspects were getting information on their targets from Allan Hunduza who works for one of their targets as a driver.They have got pending robbery cases in Harare ,Nyabira and Marondera.

Police recovered a pellet piston with 38 rounds from the suspect and a Nissan Vanette, registration AFZ 1624, used as a getaway car.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police applauds the public for supplying critical information on armed robbery cases in the country and will ensure that the law takes its course without fear or favor.

 

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations)

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

UPDATE ON THE FATAL ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AT 02 KM PEG ALONG LION’S DEN- MHANGURA ROAD

The Zimbabwe Republic Police releases the names of the victims who died in a fatal road traffic accident which occurred on 17th September 2022 at 02 km peg along Lion’s Den-Mhangura Road in which four people died while 10 others were injured.

Three (3) of the four (4) victims have been identified by their relatives as follows:-

  • Mark Mumba (34) of Finland, Lion’s Den,
  • Spencer Banda (23) of D-Troop , Chikuti, Lion’s Den,
  • Clive Wilo (25) of Chikuti Compound.

The other victim who is a male adult is yet to be identified.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges motorists to be safety conscious on the roads. They should avoid speeding and carrying load which is beyond the capacity of specific type of vehicles.

 

 

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations)

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

ZRP PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                   4TH JULY 2022

 

COMPLIANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF THE FIREARMS ACT

The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges members of the public and organisations who are licensed to possess firearms in terms of provisions of the Firearms Act, Chapter 10:09 for various reasons which include cash-in-transit, crop protection, and business premises security to religious comply with the law and stop carrying or displaying such firearms in public gatherings, shopping centres, service stations and other public places.

The Police will not hesitate to enforce the withdrawal of the firearm licences, besides effecting arrests on anyone who abuses the privilege of legally owning a firearm.

The public is therefore reminded to take this warning seriously. Meanwhile, all licensed firearm holders should ensure that firearms are properly and safely secured at all times to curb cases where they end in wrong hands.

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations)

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

ARREST OF ELEVEN ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN KAROI

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Gift Asafu (29), Goodness Gandiwa (36), Kudakwashe Kapesa (24), Taurai Musindo (23), Tapera Zimbapeni (22), Onias Matangi (47), Evans Milanzi (24), Jimmy Dzokamushure (49), Addition Chagadama (22), Jeremy Nyakujara (27), and Nicholas Samuel (22) in connection with a spate of robbery and unlawful entry into premises and theft cases committed in and around Karoi between April 2021 and September 2022.

On 7th September 2022, Police acted on a tip-off and tracked one of the suspects, Gift Asafu, who was linked to several cases of robbery in Karoi. Police interviewed the suspect who implicated 11 other suspects, including Charles Phiri, who is still at large.

The suspects are now linked to nine robbery cases and one unlawful entry into premises and theft case. Some of the cases include a robbery case which occurred at Energy Park service station, Karoi, on 28th December 2021 at around 2100 hours where they robbed the service station manager of US$51 000-00 and a VW Golf vehicle at gunpoint and another robbery case where they attacked three security guards who were on duty at Brockerly Farm, Karoi, before stealing various agricultural inputs and 17,5 tonnes of soya beans all valued at US$80 000, among others.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has since launched a manhunt on the outstanding suspect, Charles Phiri, alias Chewaz. Anyone with information should report at any nearest Police Station or contact the National Complaints Desk on 0242 703631, or WhatsApp 0712800197.

 

(NYATHI.P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer [Press and Public Relations]

To the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

ZRP PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                      5TH JULY 2022

 

WANTED PERSON

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of Tinashe Nyamande (39) who is being sought for a Theft of Trust Property case involving ZW$63 631 244, 39.

The suspect was arrested and sent to court but later defaulted resulting in the issuance of a warrant of arrest. His last known address is Mashingaidze Village, Chief Mutekedza, Chivhu.

Anyone with information to contact CID Commercial Crimes Division (Northern Region) on (242) 703030 or National Complaints Desk on (0242) 703631 or WhatsApp on 0712 800197 or report at any nearest Police Station.

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations)

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

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