VILLAGERS URGED TO REVIVE ANTI STOCK THEFT COMMITTEES

Written by on June 17, 2019

Police in the Midlands have urged communities to revive village Anti-stock theft committees as a measure to reduce theft of livestock which is on the rise.

ZRP Maboleni Officer-in-charge Inspector Joshua Ngeta said the Zimbabwe Republic Police is concerned with the rise in cases of stock theft.

Earlier villagers in Gokwe North complained about the significant increase in stock theft cases, attributing the thefts to the drought which has left many facing hunger.

Masvingo Beef Producers Association recently revealed that more than 300 cattle have been lost to cattle rustlers in the first five months of 2019.

In May a BIKITA man was arrested for stealing six cattle worth ZWL$5 000 from a cattle pen at a homestead in Chipinge and allegedly driving them to his rural home in Bikita about 80km away.

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Passengers Association of Zimbabwe, PAZ has appealed to illegal taxis and commuter omnibuses to follow traffic regulations as their reckless behavior and failure to abide by traffic laws endangers the lives of passengers and other motorists.

Speaking to Great Dyke News reporter Tatenda Gwezuva, PAZ President Tafadzwa Goliathi said passengers should choose transport wisely.

The Vehicle Registration and Licensing Act (Chapter 13:14), stipulates that vehicles be registered and always display their registrations marks and numbers at all times.

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AND IN REGIONAL NEWS… A woman with symptoms similar to those exhibited by Ebola patients is being treated in an isolation ward in a hospital in the west of Kenya.

In a statement the Kericho county government said Staff at the hospital  took all necessary precautions and made sure that there was minimal contact between the patient and other persons at Kericho County Referral Hospital where she is admitted.

It added that Blood samples have been taken and results are expected within the next 24 hours.

The authorities have been swift in reassuring the public that all steps are being taken to ensure their safety and they emphasize that Ebola-like symptoms can be a feature of several other conditions.

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