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Crime & Courts

No to Machete Gangs: ZRP



ZRP Round-Up

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirms that since last week 8 buses which were travelling from Beitbridge to Bulawayo and Harare have been impounded for smuggling groceries, clothes, electricals and other items into the country.

The Police is therefore warning bus operators to avoid being used as a conduit by smugglers who board buses in Beitbridge en-route to various towns or cities in the country.

Police confirms that on 27/03/21, 136 people were arrested on Operation “Chikorokoza Ngachipere/ Isitsheketsha Kasiphele and No to Machete Gangs”.

Since the onset of the operation, a cumulative 27 220 people have been arrested.

The ZRP encourages members of the public to adhere to all mining laws to promote safety and security in mining areas.

On 27/03/21 at about 0625 hrs, a body of a male adult was discovered at Emganwini, near Senzangakhona Primary School, Bulawayo.

The body had no shirt and with nine deep cuts on the head.

A blood stained half brick and torn shirt were found near the body.

The motive behind the murder is still unknown. Investigations are in progress.

The ZRP urges members of the public to cherish the sanctity of human life. On 28/03/21, a Murewa man (45) was found dead near his girlfriend’s homestead at Zihute Village.

The body was found with a stab wound on the groin and a blood-stained log measuring about 1.2 metres were discovered about 10 metres from the body. Investigations are in progress

The ZRP reiterates that members of the public must resolve their differences amicably without the use of violence.
On 25/03/21, a Chiredzi man (57) was struck once on the head with a stone and died on the spot after a misunderstanding.

The victim had assaulted the suspect (17) once on the chest with a stick after commanding the suspect to drive cattle away from his field.

Meanwhile, Police have nabbed the suspect and the body of the victim is awaiting post-mortem

Robert Tapfumaneyi