Category: Crime and Courts

Police arrest drug kingpin

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested a 39 year old Malawian national, who was found in possession of dagga weighing more than 1 620 kilograms at Nyamapanda border post. The ZRP has warned drivers in transit from smuggling drugs into the country following the arrest of the Malawian national. He was nabbed driving a South African registered freightliner truck carrying 1 620 kilograms of dagga valued at US$162 000. ZRP national spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the arrest saying the accused upon arrival at the border from Malawi to Zimbabwe produced a manifesto cargo of purported 28...

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30 year-old man murdered at Chiyanike

A man from Chiyanike village was murdered by fellow drinkers at Nenguo business centre yesterday night after a misunderstanding. According to eyewitnesses the man identified as Phillip Mutambu aged 30 of Chiyanike village was having a beer drink with Tazvitya Chiyangwa aged 29 of farm no 69 Chimbwanda small scale farming area and Emmanuel Vhelemu aged 20 of the same village. The deceased and the two accused and other patrons are said to have been drinking at a bottle store before a fight broke out. Vhelemu is said to have given Chiyangwa an okapi knife which he later used to attack the deceased when the fight resumed at a nearby bottle store. The deceased was stabbed on the left side of the stomach just below the rib cage. He collapsed and died on the spot. A report was made at Mahusekwa Police who arrested the accused while the body was taken to Marondera Provincial Hospital mortuary for postmortem. Police could not be reached for...

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Break-in at Ministry of Justice office

The Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs says there was another break in at their offices last night. Permanent Secretary, Mrs Virginia Mabhiza told ZBC News that the intruder appeared to have gained access to her office through the ceiling. She said she is yet to establish if there are any missing documents or other valuables. Mrs Mabhiza said she discovered some shoe prints bearing evidence of dust and debris from the ceiling. Meanwhile, the CID team is said to have attended the scene this afternoon. This is not the first time that these offices have been broken into as last year, the office of the Vice President and Minister responsible for Justice, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa was also broken into using the same modus operandi. Last year’s break in was the fourth at Vice President Mnangagwa’s...

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ZRP reiterates commitment to mandate

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has underscored its commitment to discharge its constitutional mandate and ensure that elections are held in a peaceful atmosphere. The ZRP also called for close collaboration between the police and public in fighting crime. Addressing stakeholders who converged at Murambinda B primary school in Buhera during the ZRP Manicaland Province Service Charter re-launch, ZRP Officer Commanding Manicaland, Senior Assistant Commissioner Dorothy Kupara said the organization is determined to execute its constitutional mandate and ensure that the coming elections are held in a peaceful and tranquil environment. ZRP Officer Commanding Rusape District, Chief Superintendent Garikai Gwangwawa said there is need for community involvement in fighting crime. From January to June this year, Rusape District recorded a one percent increase in theft cases, murder case went up by 14 percent, while rape of juveniles also shot by 20 percent. Cases of robbery declined by 35 percent, while unlawful entry cases went down by 22...

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$85 recovered from $55k loot

Six Harare armed robbery suspects, who allegedly stole property worth $55000 around the capital, have appeared in court facing charges of unlawful entry into premises in aggravating circumstances. Interestingly, only $85 was recovered from the loot. Liberty Mupamhanga, Aaron Nyamajiwa, Munyaradzi Chikarara, Vincent Kondo, Adam Kapalasa and Taurai Dzingai appeared before Mr Elisha Singano facing armed robbery charges. The gang was denied bail and advised to apply at the High Court considering the seriousness of the offence they are facing and the likelihood of them skipping bail. According to Sebastian Mutizirwa, who appeared for the state on the 25th...

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