Police ‘Operation Nyamavhuvhu’ nets 3 000

POLICE in Harare have arrested more than 3 000 suspected criminals over the past three weeks in their ongoing campaign to minimise crime during this festive season.

By our Staff Reporter

The police blitz, code-named Operation Nyamavhuvhu started on November 1 and is expected to run until January 15 next year.

Harare provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tadius Chibanda said the clampdown had reduced the city’s crime rate significantly.

“We have arrested 3 182 people for various offences under the operation which started last month,” said Chibanda, adding that most of the suspects had been arrested in connection with robbery, unlawful entry and rape.

“We have managed to reduce robberies this past month compared to what we had in October.

“We carry out this operation during the festive season because most robberies happen at this time when people have money and travel a lot,” said Chibanda.

Chibanda said police would also be conducting random firearms and weapon searches on pedestrians and motorists throughout the holidays.

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  1. arresting abot 3 000 suspects 4rm november 1 n reduce the crime rate, indeed. this police provincial spokesman nids 2 tel us dat if these statistics r anythn 2 go by then we hv the highest crime rate in the world bcz surely 3000 suspects in 6 wks!!! he hs unintentionaly exposed dat e police’s not doin thier job bcoz these suspects hv bn known 2 them bt the police were nt js arresting them 4 reasons knwn 2 themselves n nw wnt 2 arrest them durin the festive season n by publicisin these figures we then thnk the police’s doin a gud job. tadius chibanda u nid 2 hv an open mind and a shut mouth


  3. well done zrp let us know the statistics for other provinces as well

  4. i think if they arrest all criminals they would have double that figure within thirty minutes:by simply arresting all traffic police officers

    1. Thats a must like comment

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