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ZRP Rejects Building Offered By CCC MP

ZRP Rejects Building Offered By CCC MP

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has rejected an offer by Chitungwiza South legislator Maxwell Mavhunga to establish a satellite police base in Unit L.

Mavhunga had moved in to construct a two-roomed satellite police post using the Community Development Fund (CDF) in 2020, but the building is now a white elephant after police refused to accept it.

The project was initially supported by the former Chitungwiza Police Station officer-in-charge, Inspector Charles Mutabvuka, who advised Mavhunga to communicate with the Police General Headquarters (PGHQ).

In an interview with the Standard, the MP narrated how he was moved to construct the police post following numerous requests from residents. He said:

Soon after my election in 2018, I was inundated by calls by residents from the Chigumba area who were reporting various crimes ranging from domestic violence, murders, armed robberies and fights in public.

There was no nearby police base or station serving this huge population.

The nearest is a police post at Chirenje Shopping Centre in Unit M near Jambanja Market, which is about 5km away.

This is not ideal because there are several shopping centres that have emerged in Ward 18, which includes Sokomhenyu and also where a lot of crimes are committed during the night.

After the resignation of Matabvuka, we wrote several letters to his successor Zalawe, who referred us to PGHQ, which kept on saying that it was looking into the matter until we finished the project in 2020.

At one point I even filed a complaint against the police after they told me that my letter was missing.

The amount received and injected into the project was equivalent to US$2 000.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed to The Standard that the law enforcement agency refused to accept the satellite post saying it was built unprocedurally. Nyathi said:

Records with officer commanding Police Harare Province show that the alleged base was built without proper and conclusive verification and follow up inspection proved it was not needed at the sited place as crime records revealed low statistics.

The legislator is urged to engage the local officer commanding police district to get an appreciation of the suitable place where a base can be sited.

Police suffer resource constraints due to underfunding. For the 2022 fiscal year, the ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, under which the Zimbabwe Republic Police falls, was allocated a total of $49.4 billion.

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14 Comments

Jimmy *machende* 1 month ago

Hahaha nyaya yacho handina kumboiyiwerenga


**** 1 month ago

P****i Jimmy sendelakho

Malcom X 1 month ago

The ZRP is a partisan organization. Despite the fact tht the money comes frm the national purse they had to look for every reason in the book not to accept it. If a ZANU pf legislator had given them one bag of cement it wud have been all over ZBC,prime time news. The ZRP like the ZNA and ZPS need complete overvauling. These organizations should serve the interest of the people of Zim. We need a professional ZRP not thugs who take instructions directly from ZANU headquarters. It will take time though. Godwin Matanga and boys should join ZANU and contest and stop hiding behind the barge.


Malcom X 1 month ago

The ZRP is a partisan organization. Despite the fact tht the money comes frm the national purse they had to look for every reason in the book not to accept it. If a ZANU pf legislator had given them one bag of cement it wud have been all over ZBC,prime time news. The ZRP like the ZNA and ZPS need complete overvauling. These organizations should serve the interest of the people of Zim. We need a professional ZRP not thugs who take instructions directly from ZANU headquarters. It will take time though. Godwin Matanga and boys should join ZANU and contest and stop hiding behind the barge.


Malcolm X's ghost 1 month ago

unotaura zvinemusoro kudarika zvandaitaura ndiri mupenyu.ramba wakadaro.

Mwana waMambo 1 month ago

Zanu republic police. Now operating under the terrorist gang of zanu p****i


Bystander 1 month ago

Such a disgraceful force. Shame.


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Mshayazafe 1 month ago

ZRP public liaison officers always. go around begging for donations from businesses for their sports galaz, This time I won't give them a cent, for their **** gesture.


Mshayazafe 1 month ago

ZRP public liaison officers always. go around begging for donations from businesses for their sports galaz, This time I won't give them a cent, for their **** gesture.


Manikiniki 1 month ago

What do u expect from these Zanu bootlickers. Dont assist them with anything, i always wonder why some people offer these police free transport on the roads!! Its like helping a snake trapped by a rock which will then turn around and bite you after removing the rock. I hate these Zrp crooks nxaaa.


towetowe 1 month ago

mudhuri unoziveiko nhaimi


Zanurp 1 month ago

ZaNU RP


pafact 1 month ago

US $2000 ... for 2 rooms? hounerable to****misai


mutadza 1 month ago

That building will be the nucleus of the Chitungwiza zrp headquarters after 2023 elections. Ndini ndadaro



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