MINERS URGED TO BEEF UP SECURITY AMID A SERIES OF ARMED ROBBERIES

Written by on June 19, 2019

In the wake of a series of armed robbery cases targeting miners the Zimbabwe Republic Police has urged miners to beef up security to combat the unruly perpetrators.

Great Dyke News Reporter Tatenda Gwezuva spoke to ZRP Midlands Spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko who urged gold miners not to store the yellow metal in their homes and to follow proper channels when trading.

Last week Shurugwi small scale miner Benson Ngirazi had his home ransacked by six armed robbers who had been tipped he was keeping gold in at his home.

And in a similar incident six suspected armed robbers pounced on a house in Bulawayo’s city centre and brutally attacked four people with machetes, leaving them for dead before getting away with US$6 687, RTGS$1 000, five grams of gold and three digital gold scales.

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Following the release of the Constituency Development Fund by Parliament last month Members of parliament say they are putting the fund to good use to improve the lives of their constituents.

Speaking to Great Dyke News’ Stephen Mawarire, Zvishavane Runde constituency Advocate Cuthbert Mpame Member of Parliament (MP) said the fund has been used to sink boreholes at clinics and install sewer reticulation systems among numerous other projects.

Vungu Constituency MP Honourable Omega Sibanda said he is yet to receive his constituency’s allocation but he has initiated empowerment projects with various projects such as poultry keeping and construction and refurbishment of bridges and roads.

The Constituency Development Fund was established in 2010 for the development of constituencies to alleviate poverty and improve the standards of living for all Zimbabweans through development projects.

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Cross Boarder traders and transport operators have called on the Vehicle Inspection Department and the Zimbabwe Republic Police to consider the plight of long distance passengers before impounding the buses ferrying them.

The Great Dyke News crew caught up with some travellers whose bus had been impounded and they narrated their 6 hour ordeal at the hands of the authorities.

The News crew’s efforts to get details on ongoing operations from the VID and ZRP authorities were fruitless.

Meanwhile the Town Council Chairperson Councillor Kulekani Ndlovu said municipal police have no ongoing operation with the traffic police or the VID.

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