Norton MP Temba Mliswa (Independent) says former Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Inspector Joseph Nemaisa should be brought back to the ZRP and be appointed Officer Commanding of Homicide.
This comes after Nemaisa gunned down three armed robbers, among them two serving members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), who were holding his family hostage on Monday night at his Chadcombe home.
Posting on Twitter, Mliswa said Nemaisa was corruptly purged from the ZRP, alleging that the institution is no longer professional and has been personalised. Said Mliswa:
The Nemaisa case has got so many issues and questions but the reasons are simple. He is someone who has many enemies because he did well at his job as a police officer. Even when he left @PoliceZimbabwe it was because of a corrupt purge.
Institutions are no longer professional and have been personalised. If I were in the system I would bring back this guy, promote him and make him Officer Commanding of Homicide. He is educated, is a lawyer and let him teach others so that the country is protected.
He is our Rambo and we need champions in whatever we do. As I have said if you go to prison they will tell you that when he was on duty you did not mess around. Hamungavengere mumhu chipo chake nekugona basa.
The three robbers shot dead by Nemaisa have been identified by the police as Charles Chirara (30), Tariro Gora (21) and Brian Koga Tendere (38).
Two robbers who were part of the 5-member gang escaped unhurt but were subsequently arrested.
The duo was identified as Ex-Constable Francis Takura (33) and Private Virimai Nyandoro (37) of the Zimbabwe National Army.
Some people have taken to social media to express scepticism over Nemaisa’s account of what transpired on the fateful night, accusing him of stage-managing the robbery incident.
Critics claim Nemaisa was part of the group but the partners in crime ended up fighting against each other over the sharing of proceeds.
Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi on Friday said Nemaisa’s family was a case of the wrong target.
He said one Shine Tanaka Nyamhunga had given his accomplices some information on some cash transactions by a company where he is employed.
He allegedly told his accomplices that the money is kept at his employer’s house in Chadcombe.
Nyathi said Nyamhunga was in constant touch with Gora with a view of having his employer targeted by the armed robbers.