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CHIMURENGA music exponent Thomas Mapfumo, has made an impassioned plea to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to restore the dignity of Zimbabweans by working hard to revive the economy and unite the country. In a statement issued after arrival at his base in…

CHIMURENGA music exponent Thomas Mapfumo, has made an impassioned plea to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to restore the dignity of Zimbabweans by working hard to revive the economy and unite the country. In a statement issued after arrival at his base in the US, Mapfumo affectionately known as Mukanya and a long-standing critic of the Zanu […]

Rape cases of female  vendors on the rise: Police

Source: Rape cases of female  vendors on the rise: Police | Daily News Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned women into vending and those commuting at night to be on the lookout for rapists who have unleashed a reign of terror. In a notice published on their Twitter account on Monday, ZRP cautioned female vendors […]

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Source: Rape cases of female  vendors on the rise: Police | Daily News

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned women into vending and those commuting at night to be on the lookout for rapists who have unleashed a reign of terror.

In a notice published on their Twitter account on Monday, ZRP cautioned female vendors to be on the lookout for thuggish assailants who allegedly pretend to be customers, then lure the women into secluded places, before raping them.

“We have noted with concern a trend where women involved in vending are waylaid into bushy areas or other secluded places where they are later raped,” ZRP said.

The ZRP said female vendors are also being targeted by the muggers who pretend to have lucrative deals and flaunt cash in hand.
“The assailant(s) pretend they want to buy wares in bulk and offer seemingly lucrative deals to lure the unsuspecting victims.

“We are urging members of the public to be wary of people who want to conduct business with them at secluded places,” the law enforcement agency said.
And the police warned the perpetrators were also targeting school children.

“It is prudent to escort school children to and from school so that they do not fall victim to paedophiles.” ZRP urged members of the public to avoid using bushy areas as they “continue to record cases of rape from such places.”

This comes as Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) reported a sharp increase in rape cases.
Another report estimated that one woman is raped every hour, while 24 are raped every day.

Last year, ZRP revealed several cases of rape and robbery and in another case the police arrested four men who had robbed a 19-year-old woman of $2 000 from her tuck-shop in Mt Hampden.

The watchdog’s petrifying alert to the members of the public comes at a time when vendors have increased in and around the central business districts throughout the country.

As the economy continues to nosedive, vendors have also increased in number owing to the flourishing informal sector which has become the largest employer in the country.

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MDC-A MP Chimbaira arrested for violence 

Source: MDC-A MP Chimbaira arrested for violence | The Herald April 3, 2019 Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter Police yesterday arrested MDC-Alliance legislator for Zengeza East, Goodrich Chimbaira (47) and the party’s Chitungwiza Ward 14 councillor Chengetai Nyagonda (48) on charges of public violence that occurred at the party’s Ward 17 councillor Fungai Magadzire’s home in […]

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Source: MDC-A MP Chimbaira arrested for violence | The Herald April 3, 2019

MDC-A MP Chimbaira arrested for violence

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter
Police yesterday arrested MDC-Alliance legislator for Zengeza East, Goodrich Chimbaira (47) and the party’s Chitungwiza Ward 14 councillor Chengetai Nyagonda (48) on charges of public violence that occurred at the party’s Ward 17 councillor Fungai Magadzire’s home in Chitungwiza on Saturday.

Chimbaira is facing another charge of attempted murder after he tried to run over Chitungwiza deputy mayor Jabulani Mutunzi with his Toyota Fortuner.

Five complainants have come forward raising charges of public violence against Chimbaira and his co-accused.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi yesterday confirmed the arrest of the two.

“I can confirm that police have arrested Goodrich Chimbaira and Chengetai Nyagonda on charges of public violence,” he said.

“The two are detained at Chitungwiza Police Station.”

MDC-Alliance sources that spoke to The Herald last night said: “After Chimbaira and a group of MDC-Alliance youths beat Magadzire, he then drove his Toyota Fortuner and tried to run over Mutunzi (35) who is the deputy mayor and Ward 15 councillor in Chitungwiza and he was rescued by members of the public. For that charge, we are sure that Chimbaira is likely to face an attempted murder charge.”

Cases of violence have been rising in the MDC-Alliance in recent days as the party prepares for its congress set for May.

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Group camps at US Embassy 

Source: Group camps at US Embassy | The Herald April 3, 2019 Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter A group of seven citizens has camped at the United States Embassy in Harare calling for the removal of the illegal sanctions the country imposed on Zimbabwe and vowed to stay put until they are removed. The Broad Alliance […]

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Source: Group camps at US Embassy | The Herald April 3, 2019

Group camps at US Embassy

Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter
A group of seven citizens has camped at the United States Embassy in Harare calling for the removal of the illegal sanctions the country imposed on Zimbabwe and vowed to stay put until they are removed.

The Broad Alliance Against Sanctions has been at the embassy since Friday last week and have urged Zimbabweans to follow their lead in calling for the lifting of sanctions that have crippled industry and cost the country over US$50 billion in the last two decades.

The organiser of the vigil Mr Calvern Chitsunge said the sanctions imposed by the US had proved that they were targeting all Zimbabweans.

“We have organised this vigil to show the world that sanctions are not targeted at the individuals on the list, but all Zimbabweans,” he said.

“We have decided to indefinitely camp at the embassy because we have realised that other forms of protests have failed.

“The sanctions are not hurting those people on the targeted list, but the ordinary and disadvantaged members of our community.”

Mr Chitsunge said a lot of companies countrywide had closed as a result of sanctions as they cannot access lines of credit while hospitals have a shortage of drugs and equipment.

“Those people in leadership positions that they claim to have targeted are not suffering like what the ordinary person is doing. This shows that the sanctions are targeting the whole of Zimbabwe,” he added.

The US government has maintained a sanctions regime against Zimbabwe since 2001 as a direct response to the country’s fast track land reform programme meant to correct colonial land ownership imbalances.

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