Tag: Police

Zim police reforms stymied

Zim police reforms stymied

Arrested persons in Zimbabwe face violence in grubby police cells on a disturbing scale, with rights groups pushing for reforms, moving to address shortfalls in laws and seeking to end impunity that continue sto foster a culture of brutal repression by law enforcement. The authorities have announced some token initiatives […]

4 arrested for trying to bomb Robert Mugabe’s dairy

4 arrested for trying to bomb Robert Mugabe’s dairy

POLICE in Zimbabwe have arrested four men, including two soldiers, on charges of plotting to bomb President Robert Mugabe’s dairy outside Harare, according to reports on Tuesday. The four appeared under heavy police guard at the Harare Magistrates’ Court on Monday on charges of “possession of weaponry for sabotage and money […]

Mnangagwa ally arrested over Grace taunt

Mnangagwa ally arrested over Grace taunt

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ally, Gokwe-Nembudziya MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena was arrested during the Zanu PF conference in Victoria Falls on Saturday, after he allegedly passed an “unpleasant” remark about First Lady Grace Mugabe while insulting fellow Zanu PF member Jimayi Muduvuri. Wadyajena was still in Victoria Falls yesterday after having […]

Zim exhibits hallmarks of police state

Zim exhibits hallmarks of police state

FIRST-TIME visitors to Harare would have been forgiven a fortnight ago for thinking they had unwittingly entered a war zone when riot police and MDC-T youths fought running battles in the city centre. It could have been a scene straight out of apartheid-era South Africa or even the Palestinian territories […]