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Anti-Machete Gangs, Cross-border Crimes: Police Arrest 188k Since 2021

Anti-Machete Gangs, Cross-border Crimes: Police Arrest 188k Since 2021

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has announced that over 188 000 people have been arrested since the beginning of the launch of operations against machete gangs and cross-border crimes last year.

In a statement, the ZRP said the operations have been carried out across the country, and are still ongoing. Pindula News presents the statement:

On June 19, police arrested 239 people countrywide in the operation ‘No to cross-border crimes’. So far, 160 616 people have been arrested since the operation began.

Meanwhile, on June 19, 2022 police throughout the country arrested 130 people during the operation, ‘No to machetes gangs.’ Cumulative arrests since January 1, 2022, now stand at 26 675.

Machete gangs surfaced around 2019 when they were targeting mainly mining towns such as Kwekwe and Mazowe.

They would invade mines whilst some physically and sexually attacked members of the public in those towns.

Prominent machete groups are MaShurugwi and Al Shabab. 

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9 Comments

War veteran 6 days ago

Sungai Mudha first


Bhodha 6 days ago

Ikavharwa maYouths eZanupf oswera kupi?


lolo 6 days ago

nhai vanhu mbudzi round about ikuvharwa riini


ini 6 days ago

muchibvepi kuindepi

kz 6 days ago

ikuvharwa for 18 months pachigadzirwa interchange

lolo 6 days ago

hoho ndikupenga nhai? paichavharwa ndoo pauchaona

🤨🤨 6 days ago

Ikavharwa vanhu vanoende nekpi usapenge ka iwe

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VYBZ KARTEL 6 days ago

We are not criminals we are discipline commities kunyanya aganist CCC vagabonds and real criminals


Chimboti Pizza 6 days ago

Iiii muZimbabwe mune Al Shabab here?😕



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