Zimbabwe bans opposition demonstrations, police on high alert

Zimbabwe bans opposition demonstrations, police on high alert 1

By MacDonald Dzirutwe |Reuters| Zimbabwean police have banned street demonstrations planned by the main opposition on Friday and anyone who takes part would be committing a crime, a police spokesman said, likely escalating political tension in the southern African nation. File picture of Zimbabwean Riot Police with water canons are seen parked in Harare, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said the protests will be peaceful, but police earlier issued a statement saying they believe the protest will turn violent. National police…

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17 killed in holiday accidents

17 killed in holiday accidents 2

By Pamela Shumba The Heroes and Defence Forces holidays ended on Tuesday with the police recording an increase in the number of people killed in road traffic accidents from 12 in 2018 to 17 during the same period this year. National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi yesterday said the statistics also show an increase from last year in the number of accidents that occurred in the country. “The recorded statistics for the Heroes and Defence Forces’ Day holidays show an increase in the number of accidents recorded from 116…

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6 die in Nkayi Road kombi crash

6 die in Nkayi Road kombi crash 3

By Pamela Shumba Six people died while 20 others were injured yesterday when a kombi they were travelling in veered off the road before overturning at the 24km peg along Bulawayo-Nkayi Road in Bubi District. The wreckage of a kombi which crashed along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls highway in November 2017 The kombi, which was heading for Bulawayo from Nkayi, had 26 passengers on board, including 11 children. The accident brings the Heroes’ and Defence Forces’ Days holiday death toll to 17. Related Articles National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi,…

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Motorist loses R40 000 at accident scene

Motorist loses R40 000 at accident scene 4

On Jul 18, 2019 29 1 By Nqobile Tshili A 38 year old man from Bulawayo lost R40 000 and US$ 100 in the city’s central business district while attending to a minor accident he had been involved in as he was about to park his car. The man who was driving a Botswana registered Granvia vehicle could not be immediately named as police said they do not want to jeopardise their investigations. National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the theft from the vehicle. In recent months, there…

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Policeman caught red handed

Policeman caught red handed 5

. . . public urged to desist from crime On Jul 9, 2019 65,455 By Tariroyashe Goredema A Harare police officer was caught while trying to escape with unpaid food from PicknPay (Newlands) on Saturday. A HARARE police officer was caught while trying to escape with unpaid food from PicknPay (Newlands) The policeman (name withheld) could not explain his actions as he was caught on camera doing the act. Some members of the public, who saw the man in the shop, claimed he had been loitering for a long time…

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Over 21 000 touts nabbed

Over 21 000 touts nabbed 6

On Jun 27, 2019 18,777 0 By Kudzai Chikiwa Police have arrested more than 21 000 people for touting for passengers countrywide since the beginning of the year, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi has said. National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi Asst Comm Nyathi said police are intensifying the campaign against touting to bring sanity on the roads. “Since the beginning of this year we have arrested more than 21 000 touts who have appeared in court and some have since paid fines. The operation will continue…

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Police intercept 700 explosives

Police intercept 700 explosives 7

On Jun 17, 2019 6,768 0 Police intercepted a bus along the Harare-Beitbridge Highway last weekend and recovered more than 750 explosives worth $5 800 believed to have been on the way to South Africa. Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said police officers at a roadblock along the Harare–Beitbridge Highway, stopped a bus on June 7, 2019 at around 2am, which was travelling from Harare to Beitbridge, at the 209km peg. “Routine searches conducted led to the recovery of 660 super 90 Jelly tubes…

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Man steals US$24 000, phones cops & runs

Man steals US$24 000, phones cops & runs 8

By Nqobile Tshili A 20 year-old man from Bulawayo is on the run after stealing US$24 000 and R120 000. Chief Supt Nyathi The money has since been recovered after the suspect phoned police from a hiding place to reveal where he had stashed it. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi yesterday confirmed the case. Related Articles He said after realising that the law was about to catch up with him, the suspect phoned the police and told them where he had hidden the money. Asst Comm Nyathi said…

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Police hunt for violent women

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By Arron Nyamayaro Women who appear on a video circulating on social media beating up a lady accusing her of cheating are now on police wanted list. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident appealing for anyone who may have information leading to the arrest of the women to report to any nearest police station. “The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to warn members of the public who take the law into their own hands against anyone who wrongs them that they will face criminal charges,” said…

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4 500 criminals on Zimbabwe’s wanted list

4 500 criminals on Zimbabwe’s wanted list 10

By Pamela Shumba Police are looking for 4 500 criminals who are on the run for committing various offences. File picture of a police roadblock in Zimbabwe Eighteen of the fugitives from justice were arrested during an operation conducted by the police Women Network last week. In a statement yesterday, police national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the operation targeted wanted persons for cases of violence against women and children. Related Articles “The ZRP (Zimbabwe Republic Police) recently conducted a simultaneous Southern Region Police Chiefs Cooperation Operation (SARPCCO), code…

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