By Staff Reporter
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has arrested seven suspects for stock theft in Bikita and Indali districts.
These are Cleotos Mambeu (38), Tarisai Blessing Tinarwo (25), Resoro William (25), Masunda Douglas (32) and Delight Mujaji (32).
“Police received information on the suspects’ involvement in cases of stock theft around chikuku, Chikukutu and Mungezi areas,” Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said.
“Armed with the information, police arrested the suspects and interrogated them leading to the recovery of 46 cattle from 20 homesteads dotted around the mentioned areas.”
“One of the suspects Felix Ndodyei who is still at large and employed as a veterinary officer, facilitated the registration of the stolen stock through illegal procedures.”
In a related case, police in Ndali, Chiredzi arrested Tinevimbo Shumba (28) and Tedius Sithole (32) in connection with cases of stock theft which occurred in Ndali on 22nd of march 2021.
“Police details manning a road block at 159km peg along Ngundu-Tanganda road received a tip off to the effect that the suspects were roaming around Rupangwana Business Centre during curfew time,” Nyathi said.
“Police arrested the suspects and interrogated them before one of them bolted away.”
“A search was conducted leading to the recovery of a blood clotted knife.”
“Further interrogations led to the recovery of two sacks of meat, one brown monarch bag with fresh meat, goat hides, legs, offals, heads and location of the complainants.”
Meanwhile the ZRP is warning bus operators who are using their buses to smuggle goods into the country through Beitbridge Border Post that the law will take its course without fear or favour.
“The relevant Ministry will be engaged to revoke their permits or route authority,” police said.
The following buses were impounded and crew arrested while transporting contraband of smuggled goods into the country on 23rd of April.
Sibbs Express AFJ 3555 with trailor AEZ 6946, Mzanzi CB 96 XB with trailor HD 94 XB, Charazim ABQ 8745 and Inter Africa DH 20 HP GP with trailor JV 00 VN GP.