Cops Fingered In Farmers Robbery

Tobacco farmers at Boka Auction Floors have opened a docket against some police officers based at Waterfalls police station accusing them of robbing them of mobile phones and cash.

The farmers are alleging that members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police based at Waterfalls station connived with robbers in stealing their cash amounting to US$840.

One of the victims Luckmore Mavura from Chiweshe has opened a docket at the same station under RRB 2240889 alleging that he was robbed at knife point by people who were accompanied by two police officers.

“They came with police officers and accused us of urinating in the public; they then demanded phones and took my money. Some of my colleagues managed to run away and hid at a cemetery,” said Mavura.

Relatives of the victims expressed concern over ill treatment they received from other police officers at Mbudzi Roundabout Base saying it took the law enforcement authorities at the post more than four hours to open the docket.

“Instead of opening a docket they were actually threatening us. It seems they wanted to protect their colleagues who are thieves,” one of the victims relatives said.

Contacted for comment, ZRP Harare province spokesperson Assistant Inspector Chazovachii referred the matter to Chief Spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba.

Senior Assistant Charamba was said to be in a meeting on Thursday and on Friday, she was not in office while her mobile phone was unreachable.