ZRP Round Up
The ZRP confirms the death of five family members in a gas explosion at number 15484 Eyestone Farm, Waterfalls on 23/02/22 at 2030 hours.
More details to follow……………………
The ZRP is investigating a robbery case which occurred at St Joseph Business Centre, Kezi on 21/02/22 at around 0300 hrs, where six unknown suspects, who were using a Honda Fit vehicle while armed with machetes, axes and knives, attacked three complainants, who reside at a shop and threatened them with death while demanding cash.
The suspects stole ZAR 4 000, two cellphones and a pair of sneakers from the complainants’ house before proceeding to the shop where they stole ZAR2 000 cash, various clothing and satchels.
They then loaded the loot into the complainants’ Toyota D4D single cab and drove away. The stolen vehicle was later recovered after being dumped near Brunapeg filling station while the Honda Fit was recovered dumped in Mphoengs area Police in Victoria Falls arrested Leonard Ndebele (36) for unlawful possession of raw ivory.
The suspect was nabbed by the police after detectives received information to the effect that the suspect was in possession of ivory which he intended to sell in Victoria Falls. Police made some follow-ups leading to the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of two Elephant tusks, weighing 37,86kgs, which the suspect hid in a bush.
The ZRP reports two separate mine accidents in which two male victims aged 39 and 36 were killed on 21/02/22. On the first incident the victim was crashed on the head by a boulder while chiselling the walls of an underground tunnel at West Nicholson ‘B’ Mine.
The victim was retrieved from the shaft and rushed to Gwanda Provincial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on admission. On the second incident the victim who was controlling a locomotive in an underground shaft died on the spot after the locomotive moved into a deadline and rammed the sideways at Blanket Mine, Gwanda.
On 20/02/22, Police in Fort Rixon arrested Farai Kimbini (45) and Moyo Nkululekho (42) in connection with a case of theft of a motor vehicle and recovered a Toyota Runx vehicle which was reported stolen in Mwenezi, Masvingo on 09/02/22.
Police officers, who were on duty spotted the vehicle at Shangani Mine and pursued it until it got to Fanuel Dube’s residence. Investigations revealed that the suspects allegedly stole the vehicle and sold it to Fanuel Dube, who paid US$1 600 as part of the agreed US$2 800 price and was given an uncommissioned affidavit after being promised the vehicle registration book on settling the full payment.
On 20/02/22, Police in Bulawayo arrested Bhebhe Prosper (35) for smuggling. The suspect was intercepted by Police while driving an International Truck (DN98XSGP) towing two trailers (NKR 14545 and NKR 12363) laden with 2 970 boxes of different brands of alcohol which include Hunters Gold, Savanna Dry, Autumn Cracking Rose, Nederburg Batonne, Nederbery Merlot and Amarula cream.
The vehicle had no Temporary Import Permit and Commercial Vehicle Guarantees. The bill of entry indicated that the vehicle was destined for a foreign country while the permit showed that the vehicle was coming from SA and destined for another foreign country. It was noted that the vehicle had fake seals. Investigations are underway.
Police in Mazowe have arrested Ephius Makove (50), Anyway Murungweni (21) and Rangarirai Matyora (34) after they were found in possession of ZESA and TELONE tubular steel poles on 21/02/22 in Mazowe.
The suspects were nabbed after their three-tonne truck got stuck in the mud at Smithfield Farm. 8×4 metres ZESA tubular steel poles and 7×4 metres TELONE tubular steel poles where recovered from the suspects’ vehicle.
In a related case, on 19/02/22, police in Mazowe recovered about 8kgs of copper cables which were stashed in a satchel and a small cardboard box, at a traffic checkpoint along Harare- Mukumbura Rd. The suspect who was a passenger in a Nissan Caravan fled after the vehicle was stopped by the Police.
The ZRP is investigating a case of poaching which occurred in Bikita, where a White Rhinoceros carcass was found slightly buried in a pit approximately 1,5 metres deep with some body parts missing, on 20/02/21.
The carcass was covered with a black polythene plastic and some tree branches. Two gunshot wounds were noted on its shoulder and two bullet heads were recovered from the shoulder after it was cut open.