Crime


Manicaland Province

  1. Farai Machemedze
  2. Colonel Mutsvunguma
  3. Bvuka Chimbadzwa
  4. Joseph Chinotimba
  5. Colonel Morgan Muzilikazi
  6. Keneth Madziturira
  7. Muzanenhamo Dube
  8. Mushaurwa Mahara
  9. Tapiwa Zengeya
  10. Wellington Machaire
  11. Knowledge Chiutsi
  12. Cephas Jere
  13. Colonel Tsodzai
  14. Christopher Marongedza.
  15. Amos Chimbare
  16. Funny Mambare,
  17. Pepukai Chimbare
  18. Zvawanda Gonye
  19. Godspower Chimbare
  20. Patrick Chimbare
  21. Amon Chamahwinya
  22. Philip Gundumwa
  23. Colonel Nhachi
  24. Major Svosve Mupindu – (Now Deceased)
  25. Soul Nzuma
  26. Philip Chisa
  27. Sam Magunda
  28. Anyway Jongwe
  29. Mabvuu brothers
  30. Danny Chirimambowa
  31. Mike Tanga
  32. Colonel Murehwa
  33. Cephas Jere
  34. Phillip Mushayi
  35. Kudakwashe Katore
  36. Clemence Tirivanhu
  37. Colonel Makavanga
  38. Zivanai Mukwati
  39. Colonel Nhachi
  40. Stella Chimusoro
  41. Cephas Dzvuke
  42. Tracy Mukutira
  43. Chisa Gundungwa
  44. Fanuel Chirikure
  45. Vaisai Chakanetsa
  46. Comrade Koro
  47. Richard Marongedze
  48. Soul Nzuma
  49. Cephas Dzvuke
  50. Peter Madangure
  51. Inspector Matongoreya (ZRP)
  52. Philip Chisa
  53. Sam Magunda
  54. Anyway Jongwe
  55. Cloud Gogo

Mashonaland East Province

  1. Bramwell  Katsvairo
  2. Richard Makoni
  3. Munyaradzi Dzadura
  4. Newten Kachepa
  5. Manyika (ZRP)
  6. Geavers Chiutsa
  7. Washington Tukude
  8. Enerst masenda
  9. Dickson Chibika
  10. Tauya Mukanga
  11. Samuel Kambanje
  12. Colonel Muchanganya
  13. Douglas Mutesa
  14. Costan Musariri
  15. George Katsande
  16. Simba Chinondo
  17. Alexio Dzawo
  18. Never Nyakutsa
  19. Morgan Chanetsa
  20. George Dandara
  21. Peter Nyakuba
  22. Aquiline Katsande
  23. Maxwell Chigora
  24. Bhadharai Jembere
  25. Tavazvarira Chipere
  26. Mujiwa Chipere,
  27. Bvumiwai Chigora
  28. Cloudias Chipfunde
  29. Moses Dende
  30. Tambadzi Gombe
  31. Garikai Jekesa,
  32. Edward Jekesa,
  33. Joseph Magawadza
  34. Lt Matanhire
  35. Nyamaromo
  36. Lawrence Katsiru
  37. Mangwende
  38. Maguma
  39. Mike Chiwodza
  40. Tawanda Mazunze
  41. Brown Toendepi
  42. Mutswene
  43. Harry Munetsi
  44. Washington Masvaire
  45. David Chimukoko
  46. Washington Tukude
  47. Enerst Masenda,
  48. Dickson Chibika,
  49. Tauya Mukanga,
  50. Samuel Kambanje
  51. Simba Chinondo
  52. Alexio Dzawo
  53. Never Nyakutsa
  54. Morgan Chanetsa
  55. Mrs Kangora
  56. Beauty Nyamatsoma
  57. Lovemore Chirapu
  58. Dudzai Chirapu
  59. Enock Chimusemu
  60. Jacob Bonde
  61. Shepherd Arumenda
  62. Farai Machekanyanga
  63. Jorum Mbizi
  64. Sidney Shomai (Now Deceased)

Mashonaland Central Province

  1. Chief Chisekete
  2. Major Kairo Mhandu
  3. Major Maravadza
  4. Trymore Mutyambizi
  5. Joshua Mupanguri
  6. Everisto Benhura
  7. Hebert Murodzi.
  8. Savior Kasukuwere
  9. Mudzonga Chiso
  10. Elisha Ngwenya
  11. Alfonso Chiwashira
  12. Manyara Manyara
  13. Kabeji.
  14. Edward Raradza
  15. Luke Mushore
  16. Bitu Mazhuwana
  17. Proud Photso
  18. Diamond Tapana
  19. Owen Sonono
  20. Yahwe (CIO)
  21. Charles Chiriga
  22. Kamusengezi (ZNA)
  23. Mrs Jenia Manyeruke
  24. Luckson Bumhira
  25. Godfrey Katsiru
  26. Chibau DCC
  27. Avozhi Chibedebede

Mashonaland West Province

  1. Bright Matonga
  2. Fredrick Mangwangwavari
  3. Itai Chengeta
  4. Shepherd Makwavarara
  5. Ginger Chinguva
  6. Wright Mukuruva
  7. Taurai Matonga
  8. Hwede (ZNA
  9. Shambara (ZNA)
  10. Madhiri
  11. Keneth Chikowore
  12. Cuthbert Hwami
  13. Agai Mandava
  14. Abediro
  15. Muruzi
  16. Onious Machokoto
  17. Ben (Bright Matonga’s driver)
  18. Cosmos Chinembiri Mutema
  19. Chitando
  20. Kariba Chikowore
  21. Peter Chiweshe
  22. Chitando Moffat
  23. Simon Kapuya
  24. Joseph Kapuya
  25. Vascosh Mupondaminga
  26. Musa Vera
  27. Jawet Kazangarare,
  28. Peter Madamombe (ZNA)
  29. Madhuveko (DEO)
  30. Forbes Mhembere
  31. Beauty Kunaka
  32. Watson Nyoka,
  33. Visitor Chikede,
  34. Tapureta Maguranyanga,
  35. Pfumai Kanyoka,
  36. Robson Sign
  37. Romance Kanyoka
  38. L Chikede
  39. A Binda,
  40. C Chatyora
  41. N Marumahoko
  42. N Ndlovu.
  43. Watson Nyoka
  44. Visitor Chikede
  45. Tapureta Maguranyanga
  46. Pfumai Kanyoka
  47. Robson Sign
  48. Romance Kanyoka

Midlands Province

  1. Major Dalu Moyo
  2. Ushe
  3. Farai Machaya
  4. Isaac Gana
  5. Gumbo (CIO)

Masvingo Province

  1. Chitofu
  2. Colonel Mucheche
  3. Kudakwashe Bhasikiti
  4. Gilbert Chikwata
  5. Charles Mambuya
  6. Aaron Sinyerere

Harare Province

  1. Hubert Nyanhongo
  2. Luke Maworere
  3. Paraffin Masiyambiri
  4. Marko Mutemeri
  5. Peter Zvomuya
  6. Edward Gava
  7. Tineyi Rupiya
  8. Justice Zvandasara

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Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has vowed to personally take up the fight between Harare City Council and a shadowy Zanu PF-aligned group, Chipangano, to end lawlessness and invasions that have rocked the city and other parts of the country.

Tsvangirai met mayors from across the country where he was updated on the lawlessness being unleashed by suspected Zanu PF-aligned groups throughout the country.

Mayors who attended the meeting briefed NewsDay that they told Tsvangirai of the failure by police to protect their council properties from invasions and takeover by Zanu PF-aligned groups.

“We told him of the problems bedevilling our cities and the issue of government debts was also raised during the meeting and he promised to work with relevant ministries to achieve that,” said one of them who, however, refused to be named.

Luke Tamborinyoka, the Premier’s spokesperson, confirmed the meeting yesterday and that the PM promised to take up the matters with President Robert Mugabe and Cabinet.

“Some of the key issues raised included that of invasions of flea markets by Chipangano in Harare and other parallel councils in Zvishavane and Masvingo, for example, where stands are being given without council knowledge,” said Tamborinyoka.

“Councils complained of disturbances and interference by the Minister of Local Government (Ignatius Chombo) whose powers are excessive. They told him that they were finding it difficult to collect rates as they were being chased away in some places,” he said.

Meanwhile, Tsvangirai, while on a tour of Firle Water Sewerage Treatment Plant on the outskirts of GlenView in Harare yesterday, criticised the previous regime for politicising issues of service delivery by giving the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) powers to run water affairs.

“I asked the mayors what gave government the reason to assign this whole plant (Firle) to Zinwa. No one explained to me why because there is no relation between pumping water and an act of sophistication like we see here,” Tsvangirai said.

Tsvangirai blasted politicians who make political decisions on important issues saying this was why the country was not moving forward.

Harare mayor Muchadeyi Masunda said he was equally surprised why government “in its infinite wisdom” gave the water projects to Zinwa.

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Teenagers can do the most stupid things, and sometimes those stupid things are also crimes. So they get arrested, go to court and sometimes go to jail, at least if they are an older teen.

And for the rest of their lives, hopefully long lives, they have to put in that conviction on every form that asks: “Have you any previous convictions?” Most potential employers then twitch and look harder at the second person on the shortlist.

The system is unduly harsh. A shoplifter is branded a thief for life; an underage boy experimenting with beer and getting a bit wild is branded a violent man for decades. Even a couple of lads taking a car for a joyride without permission can have a hideous criminal record, and a teen sneaking a whiff of marijuana can be labelled as a drug addict.

Time was when a lot of juvenile crime was sorted out by headmasters. In the smaller communities of yesteryear this was usually a reasonable second-best; at least something was done to stop the teenager going forward in a life of crime, there was some punishment for a crime and there was no record.

There are a fair number of very respectable middle-aged men and women in Zimbabwe who went through a most unpleasant interview with their head while at school and changed direction as a result. The courts have never heard of them, unless of course they are a lawyer.

But that was not always done, and in the larger cities of these days it might not be an option. But the idea of appropriate punishment, appropriate counselling, a strong disincentive to repeat the act and no permanent criminal record is worth pursuing.

This is now finally being done with the introduction of a new system of criminal justice for juveniles announced by President Mugabe when he opened Parliament.

He stressed that only less serious crime would be considered. We hope that there is some leeway on this. Obviously violent crimes like murder, robbery and rape need to be excluded, but in other cases consideration needs to be taken of the circumstances. What could be serious in some cases need not be in others.

The actual system will be less formal. There will be an assessment of the child, there will be counselling and there will be, when needed, some punishment, but if we understand the idea correctly this will largely be community service. We gather that if the offender then goes straight, then at some point the criminal record is wiped clean.

To a degree this is a single chance. The Secretary for Justice and Legal Affairs Mr David Mangota said that second offenders could also benefit, but presumably that will depend on circumstances.

One foolish act can be dealt with leniency; two might need careful thought.

The main point of the system must be to bring the teenager up short, make it clear that they cannot continue on that path and then help them choose a life road that is law abiding at the very least.

Quite a lot will depend on the staff assigned to this scheme. No one who has brought up a teenager will ever underestimate the difficulty of getting one to change the ways of their mind. Some will pretend to be attentive, trying to fool the system. Staff will be needed who can see through that.

A high-powered committee, headed by Justice Paddington Garwe of the Supreme Court, is overseeing the scheme. He is one of the most experienced judges in Zimbabwe. So long as the rest of his team are of equal calibre we are confident they can fine-tune the system as it develops to achieve its goals.

Administering a criminal justice system can be tricky. Society needs to be protected from criminals, but at the same time those who commit crimes need to be reformed so that they stop doing that.

The present system does not work as well as it should in that respect. We punish, but find it hard with our high unemployment and lack of resources to restore.

Anyone who has sat in a courtroom when a judge is dealing with those who have chosen a life of crime and have spent years going in and out of jail will understand the need to stop that progress at the first crime.

During his time on the High Court Justice Garwe did more than his fair share of dealing with these professional criminals sent to him for sentencing by magistrates who felt they lacked jurisdiction, and he had to make some tricky decisions on how to deal with juveniles.

Most of those who go in and out of jail for most of their lives started young. So it is worthwhile to see if there is a better way forward. The outline made public seems to balance the needs of society and the need to restore the young offender to that society. We hope it works.

Certainly it is worth trying.

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Soldiers are reported to have set alight two houses belonging to an MDC-T official in Hurungwe, after allegedly confronting him for organising a party rally in the area.

The Standard newspaper reports that MDC-T Hurungwe district organising secretary, Edmore Chinanzvavana, has said soldiers were behind the arson attack on his property.

Chinanzvavana said they accused him of organising a rally that was addressed by the chairperson of the MDC-T’s women’s assembly, Theresa Makone, and executive member Jessie Majome.

“When we arrived at my homestead at Magunje Growth Point from the rally at Mudzimu Township we were threatened by soldiers and some ZANU PF activists,” Chinanzvavana said.

“The houses were already on fire,” he explained. “Everything was burnt in the house including a welding machine, grinding machine, fishing rods, two tonnes of maize, six bags of fertliser, door frames and a table.”

The newspaper also said that a senior army officer reportedly threatened MDC-T Hurungwe district secretary Tonderai Kusemamuriwo with unspecified action for organising the rally.

“The senior army officer threatened me saying I should not lead MDC-T activities within a 2km radius of the 2.3 Infantry barracks,” he said.

MDC-T members continue to be harassed by the security sector, despite calls for it to stop. Local civic society groups and international groups like Amnesty International have joined the MDC-T in condemning the army and police brutality on political activists.

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