23 July 2018
Police speak on assault video
POLICE are appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of two suspects circulating on social media assaulting men with sticks.
Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident urging the two victims to come forward and file a report against the suspects at nearest police station.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating a case of assault where two men were tied their hands with a wire and gagged,” said Chief Supt Nyathi.
An unidentified body found floating in a well in Zimbiru village under Chief Chinamhora in Domboshava has been taken to Murewa Hospital mortuary.
Chief Supt Nyathi said efforts to locate the relatives have been fruitless.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to appeal to members of the public who may be missing their relative to proceed to Murewa Hospital mortuary and assist in identifying the body of an unknown man of approximately 30 years of age,” said Chief Supt Nyathi.
“The deceased was wearing a white jersey, black shorts with brown spots and a pair of black shoes.
“Meanwhile, police are urging members of the public to always carry their particulars on person for easy of identification in case of unforeseen mishaps,” said Chief Supt Nyathi.
UPDATE ON SECURITY SITUATION AHEAD OF ELECTIONS
WITH only seven days left before the country go for the July 30 Harmonised elections, people have been urged to continue observing peace as we approach the election date.
Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba urged all participants to respect divergent and opposing views and allow others to campaign freely.
“The current security and political situation in the country as viewed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police is calm, peaceful and secure,” said Snr Ass-Comm Charamba.
“The ZRP would like to thank all Zimbabweans who have remained calm and campaigned peacefully during this period.
“We are also appealing to all political leaders to urge their supporters to be peaceful and maintain law and order throughout the country.
“Political parties should refrain from conduct that impinges on the peaceful and secure environment currently prevailing in the country.
“The ZRP remains committed to provide and ensure a secure environment conducive for peaceful elections,” said Snr Ass-Comm Charamba.
HARARE NOT A MARKET FOR STOLEN GOODS
Police officer commanding Harare province Senior Assistant Commissioner Elias Mvere warned criminals selling stolen goods in Mbare that every effort is being carried daily to make sure they are brought to book.
He said this following the recovery of stolen solar panels, batteries and inventors worth more $15000 at a farm in Kadoma and two goats in Mbare.
Four suspects were arrested and one is still at large.
Snr Ass-Comm Mvere thanked members of the public for information that led to the arrest of the suspects saying Harare is not a haven of criminals.
“We want to thank members of the public who are cooperating with patrolling police officers and we have deployed them in all corners to make sure all criminals are brought to book,” said Snr Ass-Comm Mvere.
“Criminals making their way to Harare to market stolen goods must be warned that they will return to their provinces handcuffed to face the wrath of the law.
“We urge members of the public to work hand in glove with officers deployed in their areas and warn those buying stolen goods that they risk losing their hard earned money if they are caught,” he said in an interview on the sidelines of the conferment of new ranks to non-commissioned police officers at Morris Depot last Thursday.
One suspect was arrested in Mbare selling stolen two goats to food vendors and the goats were taken to Matapi police station and four suspects arrested for stealing solar panels at a farm in Kadoma were taken to Kadoma where they are expected to appear in court today.