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Minister Denies Police, Army Involvement In Armed Robberies

Minister Denies Police, Army Involvement In Armed Robberies

Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Deputy Minister Ruth Mavhunga-Maboyi on Wednesday said she was not aware that serving police and army members commit armed robberies in the country.

Mavhunga-Maboyi was responding to opposition legislators who had raised the issue of the alleged involvement of State security agents in armed robbery cases. Mutare Central MP Innocent Gonese (CCC) had asked:

What is the ministry doing to ascertain why so many serving members of the police or army services are being involved in armed robbery cases?

In response, Mavhunga-Maboyi professed ignorance that members of the security services were involved in some armed robberies. She said:

I am not very aware that all those armed robberies are being done by the army and the police.

I know of course that there are some who have been arrested but if you are insisting that I should talk more about it, I have no words to say.

We also have police officers who are experts, but we cannot say the police or the army are the ones who are stealing. Even ourselves here, we might be some of those doing that.

We are saying once they are arrested we are going to deal with them.

We are trying, by all means, to make sure that we make a follow-up of whatever is happening.

Several serving and ex-soldiers and ex-police officers have been arraigned before the courts charged with armed robbery and murder.

The armed robbers mostly target cash-in-transit vehicles, individuals carrying large amounts of money and gold mines.

More: NewsDay

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𝗻𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗷𝗼 1 month ago

𝗸𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗮 𝘇𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗮 , 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹

Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

So why were several army officers court martialed, convicted & jailed over armed robberies by the army on several occasions. Even the Herald reported on the involvement of army officers in armed robberies - particularly the Chadcombe robbery whe a CID officer shot dead soldiers who had come to rob his home. The Deputy Minister is deliberately dishonest.

trust 1 month ago

ko mungatichiil .motongodya bwa nekuti yabikwa namai.

Gafa 1 month ago

Varikuuya vari mu uniform kuzo robber kwake iye minister iyeye agotaura mushe next time.

1 month ago

Chero mukaramba muchisvipa henyu minister, hamungambodzingi hwema. Chinonhuwa chinonhuwaaaa


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Nhema dzevakuru ndoodzinokonzera kufa kwenyika, instead of finding a solution munhu mukuru akadzidza anoramba chokwadi chinozikaniwa nenyika yose 😂

Mukadota 1 month ago



i 1 month ago

vabati vemoto

😄😄😄😁 1 month ago

So you don't have a Ministry?

zoo 1 month ago

deputy minister should just resign.she is out of touch with reality.😭😭😭😭😭

zoo 1 month ago

she commands the arresting ministry but professed ignorance she's sleeping on duty that moron

Muntuza 1 month ago

Guns started flooding the crime scene immediately after the coup, it's not surprising that the military and police getting involved in the crime scene

Majority Rule 1 month ago

Protecting there protectors

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