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Police Urge Employers To Do Background Checks

Police Urge Employers To Do Background Checks

Police in Masvingo have urged employers to carry out background thorough checks on prospective employees before engaging them, reported The Mirror.

Police also urged members of the public not to keep large sums of money at their homes, business offices, or vehicles.

A statement issued by Acting Masvingo Provincial Community Relations Liaison Officer, Detective Assistant Inspector Rachael Muteweri read:

Those who would like to give tip-offs to the police or those who want to have more information contact our National Complaints Desk on 0242 703631 or any nearest police station. You may also contact us at www.zrp.gov.zw or on our Twitter handle @PoliceZimbabwe.

That was after a 19-year-old Masvingo housemaid was arrested after she connived with her brother-in-law to stage-manage a robbery in order to steal US$200 and R500 from her employer.

The housemaid, Takudzwa Mutero cut her face, neck, thighs, and stomach to convince her employer that she had been robbed and indecently assaulted.

Police said Mutero planned the “robbery” with her brother-in-law, Connellias Mupfumi, aged 46. Muteweri, confirmed the arrest. She said:

Police detectives arrested a housemaid on December 3, 2022, following connivance with her brother-in-law, to steal from her employer.

Circumstances were that on December 1, 2022, the accused person, who was employed as a maid, was left home alone whilst her employer proceeded to work.

She then proceeded to her employer’s bedroom where she stole cash amounting to US$200 and R500 before stage-managing a robbery case by breaking some water glasses and ransacking the whole house.

Upon return from work, the employer was shocked to discover her maid lying helplessly on the floor with cuts on the cheek, stomach and neck.

She inquired what had transpired and only to be told that the accused person had been robbed, stabbed by a knife and indecently assaulted by a lone robber.

She quickly reported the matter to the police who attended the scene and referred the accused person for medical examination.

However, investigations conducted by the police indicated that the woman had staged the robbery incident. Added Det Ass Insp Muteweri:

Further investigations unearthed that the accused person had inflicted lacerations on her body in her quest to further their criminal enterprise and managed to convince her employer that she had been robbed.

She had already handed over the loot to her sister’s husband.

The accused person led detectives to her rural home in Gutu where her co-accused was arrested and the stolen money was subsequently recovered.

Upon arrest, Connellias was also found in possession of dagga.

The suspects appeared before Masvingo Magistrate, Concepta Ngwerume, where they were convicted and sentenced to twelve months imprisonment each for the theft charges.

Connellias was further fined a $20 000 fine for unlawful possession of dangerous drugs.

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9 Comments

1 month ago

What should the Police Service also do when recruiting policemen/women to reduce the prevalence of corruption? 🤔🤔🤔


Mafirakureva 1 month ago

If ZANU Republic Police did background checks, we wouldn't have so many police officers involved in hijacking, carjacking and armed robbery by their officers


Wasuwachoe 1 month ago

Taikumbirisa kuti iko kuma offices acho epolice vadzikise price yekutorwa ma finger prints because that money they charge is toooooooooooo muuuuuuuuch


victim 1 month ago

police was charged 5usd for making a police report after I ost phone,lkicence and 30usd in a combination zanu Republic police shut do background check for all officers statined

CIO 1 month ago

Can u get in touch with me @victim


victim 1 month ago

thank you complete for a helping hand my qxn is what u want to do with th poor officers who are getting 2usd and they extort 5usd from for a police report,why can't u dire t AL your efforts in zpf bigwigs who are looting kungwa.rira paduri sehuku zimuso.ro enda koorima uko ,for.mbowemunhu

1 month ago

There is no safe place in Zim nowadays, the banks are being robbed time and again....


Sorojena 1 month ago

...better risk robbery than keeping your money in the bank . Banks erode your savings by their charges and your money does not earn any interest.

CIO 1 month ago

@victim kaaa kkkk don't think wakavanda zvee kkkk
We have access to any info about u baba through potraz by tracking yo comment n getting yo IP address
Kkkk don do foolish things with a phone especially social media public sites munonyura munhu wamwarkkk

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