Written by on July 3, 2019

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers has urged business players to consider the plight of ordinary citizens in the current economic environment before hiking prices of goods and services.

In a telephone interview with Great Dyke News, Confederation Retailers President, Denford Mutashu said players in the business sector have been guilty of profiteering at the expense of the Zimbabwean populace.

On Monday President Emerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabweans to shun unscrupulous businesses that were profiteering and warned those businesses that they would be punished.



The Zimbabwe Republic Police has called on Zimbabweans to engage in lawful business activities which do not make them susceptible to arrests.

In a state on their official twitter handle the ZRP said its operations aimed at bringing sanity in Central Business Districts throughout the country are continuing. In Harare police has accounted for 4463 mushikashika vehicles during the period Jan – 30th June 2019, 4093 touts have been arrested while 3132 unregistered vehicles were impounded.

Meanwhile in Bulawayo the ZRP has arrested 2112 suspects for obstructing free passage of traffic in the CBD and 98 for exchange control dealings since January 2019.

Members of the public are encouraged to report criminal activities to any nearest police station or the National Complaints Desk on telephone numbers 0242-703631 or WhatsApp number 0712800197.


IN THE COURTS – 24 year old Peter Vengai of Plot 159 Village 1 Zuederburg South Zvishavane was yesterday found guilty of assault after he attacked one Amos Marufu of 301 Mandava in Zvishavane.

It was the state’s case that in Mid-September 2018 Vengai threatened Amos Marufu with an axe after losing a 25cents bet on a game of Draft that the two played at Marufu’s uncle’s plot in Oreti. Marufu is said to have given back the money as he feared for his life.

And on the 16th of February 2019 at Plot 161 Village 1, Zuederburg around 1920hrs the accused is said to have attacked Marufu who was in the company on Patrick Kudziya and Respect Chivasa with a machete striking him twice on the head with a third struck land on the left hand after which the complainant managed to runaway to one Mr Siziba’s house where the complainant’s grandmother called a taxi to ferry Marufu who had sustained two deep cuts on the head and laceration on the left finger to the hospital.

Vengai was remanded in custody awaiting sentencing as the state reviews his records for previous crimes and sentences.

This is a latest in a series of machete related crimes in the Zvishavane and Mberengwa areas.



Meanwhile Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Larry Mavhima says law enforcement agencies will take harsh measures against machete wielding terror groups in the Midlands province.

In an interview Senator Mavhima said government will take action to restore sanity.

He added that the terror groups are disturbing mining operations where the province could be benefitting.



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