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Copper Cable Thieves Will Be Shot On Sight - President Mnangagwa

Copper Cable Thieves Will Be Shot On Sight - President Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the government is crafting legislation to allow law officers to shoot to kill all who will be seen stealing copper cables.

He added that if the thieves are caught alive, they will spend the rest of their lives in prison.

Copper theft is not a new phenomenon but state companies and market players in Zimbabwe say it has surged in recent years.

It affects the electricity, telecommunications and transport sectors, and each year Zimbabwe’s parastatals spend millions of dollars replacing stolen cables and restoring vandalised infrastructure due to cable theft.

In a recent statement, it was revealed that ZESA, the local power utility, lost US$256 million in stolen materials, additional millions in replacement infrastructure and in security mitigation for the same period.

There is little doubt that copper cable theft has grown into a pandemic in Zimbabwe, particularly for the electricity, telecommunications, and railway parastatals.

Organisations such as Zesa, TelOne, Econet, Telecel, NetOne, and the National Railways of Zimbabwe tell tales of loss of business due to the effects of copper cable theft that has been spreading uncontrolled.

Households too are affected as they are left to spend days without power and sometimes asked to pull resources together for the purchase of copper cables.

It is suspected most of the stolen cables are being smuggled to South Africa and they are then shipped further to countries that use the metal in the construction and manufacturing industries.

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59 Comments

one 1 month ago

repent Jesus Christ is coming soon


mzukuru 1 month ago

deal iri ndere maChef emu government ndvo vanotuma magetto yutsi kut tsvagai tambo vafana coz dzirikudiwa nema buyers ,th same guys who wud send poachers kunorova rhibos horns,are th same boss who are into copper so to balance it off th copper thugs will be having their own gubs to shoot back,ungat vangasiya load yecopper nemotor vachitiza vana ndini ndamubata vanoita retaliate back kutodzorerawo aaaaa maUSD aya atirikutaura nezvawo,Police dnt obey all orders Ngozi haiendi kuna BOSS inokupedzai mose ,ahiiii itai mafunnies amurikuita iwayo munopera mose kumusha kwenyu vsmwr mukupenga,kusaroorwa,kudzoka kuvarume kuzvara madhamu dhamu


mhofu 1 month ago

i hve learnt kuti muZimbabwe basa haugadzirirwe nehurumende unotsvaka wega nzira dzako dzekurarama


mhofu 1 month ago

i hve learnt kuti muZimbabwe basa haugadzirirwe nehurumende unotsvaka wega nzira dzako dzekurarama


.. 1 month ago

Ukaba waya unopfurwa manje avamise zvauriwe uktofunga kuba so

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🚩 1 month ago

Gugurahundist mindset 🧠. This does not need murder to control but just tough measures.


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Not even tough measures my brother. Just sort out the macro-economic policy framework, the economy will rebound, and if people have jobs, they will not steal copper cables to make a living and crime rate will automatically decrease

Simpuru

Mambo 1 month ago

Corruption and looting of gvt funds deserves one to be killed by the firing squad no crime is bigger than the other and the law shld nt be applied selectively gvt officials who have siphoned millions of dollars roam freely just because they were once in goodbooks wth Zanu pf whats the sense of shooting someone who steals copper cable worth lrss than a million when you leave those who stole 32 or 95million $$$ of gvt money?


bill 1 month ago

ko mbava dze 15 bhidha dziitwa sei


15 1 month ago

ko vakaba 15 Billion Vaya?


Pumura Ordhi Pumura 1 month ago

Shoot on sight mbavha huru dzakaba nyika 2017
1. Gouveia Muputukezi
2. ED chan chatete
3. Anselem 💯% Samaz....


Dubs Magehlegehle 1 month ago

Ini hangu ziii! Ukaona munhu unongotongera rufu muongororei iye pfungwa dzake.


..guru... 1 month ago

next awoneka nehembe YELLOW ...shoot to kill paspot....

vote CCC


..guru... 1 month ago

next awoneka nehembe YELLOW ...shoot to kill paspot....

vote CCC


Tkt 1 month ago

@Hayley

haloe my guy, currently i'm heavily occiupied my guy i barely get time to check on the comment section,

whats up bro


Zvimbazi 1 month ago

Asi uno driver Zupco bus here?
Time dzawaita online idzi pa pindula idzi!.

1 month ago

Pastor 1 month ago

As a father giving a decision of killing does not make sense yes they die but are we going to kill all of them? If yes how many they are? If many then who is going to vote sezvo varikutarisira 5 million votes


Ginious 1 month ago

Human life matters lets value it.


zoe 1 month ago

mkuru havana pfungwa ava. why being violent than being logical. chimweya cheGukurahundi


(づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ༼ つ ◕‿◕ ༽つ 1 month ago

ko varikuma mari dzenyika vanoitwa sei???


Gaffer 1 month ago

Taura hako Zvimbazi

Zvimbazi 1 month ago

Hakuna munhu anoshandisa alias rakadai anoenda kubasa

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

I think police should first make those thieves lead them to their bosses then bosses will lead them to the buyers.


Zvimbazi 1 month ago

Aaagh ini zvangu ini .

Ndozvagara zvinoitwa mzukuru.

Thanks for the reminder

Ganyani 1 month ago

why curing symptoms muchirega kugadzira nyika zvipere


Mthondo 1 month ago

NUNU!!!!!


Mthondo 1 month ago

NUNU!!!!!


Taso 1 month ago

Pamberi nemukomana, pasi nemhandu,pasi nehumbavha,pasi nezanu


Jojo 1 month ago

Vanoda kupfugwa kuti bhu bhu bhu bhu


Vax 1 month ago

Ndiwo mataurire avaiita gore riya NZOU dzichipera muHwange NatPark Ivo varivo vaituma vanhu


Vax 1 month ago

Kuuraya hakupedzi nyaya ndiko kusaka kune court,plus ivo vakuru vari muZANU ndivo vanotenga copper iyoyo vachiendesa SA.lsu vana kondo truck haridarike paboarder.ko sei muchida kutonga nepfuti? ko sei muchida kugara muchiona ropa nhai mkuru? VOTE FOR CHANGE NHM


Nimrod 1 month ago

Is killing,beating,kusvasvanga the answer to everything? Panoda kufungwa apa. Ko ve corruption, who steall much more, what happens to them too.
Mapurisa are now going to shoot people and saying they were stealing copper cables. Thomas mapfumo sang about this eons ago: Havana mabasa


Jinx 1 month ago

Imagine being a police officer and seeing that ex of yours that did a number on your heart...pop a clip in her brains and plant some copper wire on her. Dark...

Kyiv 1 month ago

Whilst you are at it include gold smugglers too


Zvimbazi 1 month ago

Ndikaona munhu wandakamaka akazembera pole remagetsi ....🔫🔫🔫⚰⚰⚰kurova nepfuti.

Ma war vets kana muchine pfuti hanzi shoot to kill.


McKenzie 1 month ago

THE SHOOT TO KILL LAW IS AN EVIL RULING. JUST CATCH AND SEND HIM TO JUSTICE.

SO IT MEANS THE THIEVES MUST ALSO USE THE SAME LAW

THAT'S THE COWARDISH WAY OF INTIMIDATION. A PERSON CAUGHT WITH 1 METER OF COPPER MUST BE SENTENCED FOR THE WHOLE OF HIS LIFE BUT THOSE CORRUPTIVE MEMBERS IN THE PARTY ARE ENJOYING THE COUNTRY'S WEALTHY WITHOUT A WHISTLE BLOWER.

WHY DON'T YOU KILL THOSE WHO ARE NOT PAYING THE FARMERS THEIR COTTON MONEY.

WHY DON'T YOU SHOOT THOSE LAND BARRONS

WHAT IF YOU SHOOT TO KILL AN INNOCENT PERSON BY A MISTAKEN BULLET OR A WRONG TARGET

WHY DO YOU WANT EVERYTHING TO BE JUDGED BY A MOUTH OF A GUN

WHY HAVE YOU TRUSTED KILLING LIKE THAT

THEY WILL FIGHT TO SAVE THEIR LIVES.
NO PROBLEM,
THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT


Overnight Activist 1 month ago

Ava veLong analysis vanofanira ku🔫🔫 futiwo

Zvimbazi 1 month ago

Ga ga ga ne analysis. We want to read other peoples thoughts .
compositions must stop

Ini ndikaona analysis isingakwani pa phone yangu Samsung J4 HANDIVERENGE.

Jinx 1 month ago

🤣.
Gaffer and Zvimbazi, you guys are brutal

Gaffer 1 month ago

Your first 3 paragraphs were very soon on,very relevant...a word to the wise it's enough...IF YOU KEEP TALKING YOU END UP WAFFLING..I know you got that pressure to replace e Bush Lawyer...

Other paragraphs are totally out of order,too much emotions at a go.

Zvimbazi 1 month ago

Tiripa pindula its not like zvikunomakwa /marked ku zimsec.

Composition manyanya

Zvimbazi 1 month ago

Your first 2 paragraphs were enough.

Jinx 1 month ago

That bill won't pass. If it does,then, ZRP will definitely something not to cross paths with.
After cops can kills thieves then what's next? Those who are caught in possession of drugs..
Zim will turn into USA where the police kills for sport and civil rights are abused everyday.
The police is already a problem in our country.
Again, this is just talk, I think. That will not happen


Mugoni wepwere 1 month ago

This guy doesn't think at all 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Where are the jobs jobs jobs!!! 😉


Chapwititi Kestombela 1 month ago

Create jobs and see if copper cables will be stolen. What about LOOTERS of natural resources and state coffers??? 🤔. Tangai mafunga and stop grandstanding 🤣🤣🤣🤣


Chasura Buddngton 1 month ago

Mdara analysis yenyu yandipedza power 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Chimoto 1 month ago

Vanotengawo copper cables vanoda kuti vasungwe ndivo vanokonzeresa kuti mbavha dzacho dzirambe dzichiba vakashaya market zvinopera


The adjudicator 1 month ago

It's true that these thieves are as bad as those who plunder national resource for them and their families' personal benefits they shld also be shot at first and sight .The gvnmnt shld draft such laws.


Mutadza 1 month ago

Those who smuggle gold and diamonds should be shot on sight


🌐 1 month ago

Killing is not the solution "creation of jobs" to people of Zimbabwe my help... Everyone need food on the table every day life ...


Hayley 1 month ago

Tkt arip


Me 1 month ago

Wat about those who steal national resources & impoverish a whole country?....throw them in acid or feed them to piranha fish


千凵几Ꮆ Ҡ凵 1 month ago

Acid wl do , the fishes might die some of these guys are poisonous . Imagine some1 whos job was to taste poison n is nw a Prezindent , that some1 is toxic even to the economy

Copper 1 month ago

Mnangagwa ndiwe unovatuma mbavha idzi


Philimon 1 month ago

gud move president magona


Jinn 1 month ago

This is the same as corruption


wezhira 1 month ago

yah a gd move


$$$$ 1 month ago

🥶



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