Widows, orphans used for regime change — Chihuri

POLICE Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri yesterday said the Western-imposed sanctions were aimed at collapsing the police force, but was grateful that the July elections ushered in a new people’s government sensitive to the plight of police officers.

CHIEF REPORTER

Speaking at the Commissioner-General of Police’s 2013 fund raising horse race at Borrowdale Racecourse in Harare, Chihuri said the welfare of police officers suffered severe neglect under the inclusive government.

“We are grateful that the just-ended harmonised elections ushered in a new people’s government that is sensitive to the plight of police officers,” he said.

“Sanctions were aimed to collapse the work of the police. The GNU (Government of National Unity) ignored the welfare of the police force and their orphans.”

Chihuri is one of Zimbabwe’s service chiefs who have openly supported President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party, a stance that drew the ire of other parties which were in the inclusive government, with the ruling party.

The horse race is an annual event aimed at raising funds for widows and orphans of police members. Chihuri said to date the fund had supported over 400 families and was set to be expanded to cater for more beneficiaries outside the force.

Deputy Home Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi, who was guest of honour, expressed concern at the increasing number of police officers murdered during their course of duty.

“This should be condemned. Such acts of violence against the law enforcement agents have no place in our society,” he said.
Ziyambi applauded the fund raising initiative saying its role in developing human capital should not be underestimated. He urged government to support such programmes.

27 Comments

  1. Oh dear,

    Those sanctions do not apply to the whole Zimbabwean nation. They are imposed on about 30 Zimbabweans to stop them spending citizen’s money on luxury goods in Paris and London.

    As Shakespeare put it :-

    “The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in the stars. It lies in ourselves”

    1. hey wake up u are IDC and ZFC individuals don’t be a fool they are affecting most companies

      1. Even if there was sanctions in place is China also part of them (no), is SA part of them (no), is any country in the East part of them (again – no), so please give us a break and ululate that your enemies have put sanctions on you and so no business with them, because we always wanted to look East. Ian Smith had a few friends during his sanctions but he managed to survive without crying everyday to anyone. Saka in short you are saying Ian Douglas Smith was/is cleverer/more intelligent than the revolutionary leader the commander-in-chief, head of State & Government His Excellency Cde First Secretary of Zanu PF & chairman of Politiburo RG Mugabe (too many titles to Ian Smith’s Prime Minister only coz titles do not turn around the economy)?
        Zisco was thriving during the era of the sanctions, Agriculture was driving the economy, transport was available and so was fuel, electricity was plenty and he was fighting a real war in the bush but still Ian came tops. Saka Zanu tipeyi maserious because the IDC you talking about cannot thrive if the President is driving around in cars made in Germany, MPs are being bought cars made in SA etc, why not buy cars from IDC (WMMI) and help them employ more while paying those already employed? Zanu has no clue about running a country apart from looting. Evryone talks of sanctions yet you driving cars from those who have sanctioned you, why not have the President in a Mazda, Tata or Mahindira from the East?

      2. On a recent visit to Zim, I went into a police office in harare to get an affidavit signed. What I saw on entring the complex situated in Harare was utterly shocking. The offices barely had any furniture still intact and the cops in attendance were in worn out uniforms which must have been in a decade old. The Inspector who signed the affidavit asked me for a pen- he could not remember the last time that they had statinery delivered. I had to go back to my car parked outside and on my way was struck by an itm that did not fit the squalid surroundings- a brand BMW.

        One of my friends who had accompanied later told me all all the senior police Chefs had state of the art cars which were changed every 3 years. Anf here we have Chihuri lying through his teeth that sanctions were affecting police conditions. Of course most people in his audience knew he was lying because they can see the display of wealth by the senior cops daily. The only problem is what do you do about such an arrogant bunch of thugs?

    2. @Strachan et al, No guys, that line of reasoning has failed, check July 31, we have heard that cliche so many times the naked lie is irritating…but we wont be silenced…Sanctions meant we could make transfer payments with an international bank to pay for drugs for the elderly which are administered free in the rural areas….they are not on that list but they are affected all the same…..In any case who are you to police how whoever uses government funds….worry about the Euro crisis…. and excess borrowing by big bro,.. you know what happened last week!!

  2. usanyeperwe iwe …
    sanctions wat nxa nxa.
    they r travel restrictions. under sanctions you cant buy 600 000 brand new ford rangers from the very nations that have imposed sanctions on you. never!
    iyi inonzi blackmailing the western nations so that wateva u dont do ryt there is a scapegoat. imagine hanzi mvura kusanaya ma sanctions kkkkk…. zimbos read animal farm a novel by george orwell

  3. Mr Chihuri Sir do u mean to say corruption in the police force was caused by the GNU and sanction.

  4. What can you expect from a pevert like him, let him sing for his supper

  5. What is the Newsday Chief Reporter trying to say when he says “Chihuri is one of Zimbabwe’s service chiefs who have openly supported President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party, a stance that drew the ire of other parties which were in the inclusive government, with the ruling party”? Such reporting is misleading. Is the Chief Reporter saying Mugabe and ZanuPF are separate from the corrupt police force led by Chihuri? What I know is that the police in Zimbabwe are just ZanuPF thugs dressed in police uniform. The reason why ZanuPF was able to steal the election was because these ZanuPF thugs dressed in police uniform, led by Chihuri, and the militias under Jabulani Sibanda made sure the rigging was done flawlessly. Chihuri is one of the people who hijacked the original Zanu outside the country in the 1970s to make it a criminal outfit it is today (Mafia-style): he is not a supporter or minion but a main actor in ZanuPF.

  6. The last sentence should read, “Chihuri is one of the people who hijacked the original Zanu outside the country in the 1970s to make it a criminal outfit it is today (Mafia-style): he is not a supporter or minion but one of the main actors in ZanuPF.”

  7. Remember your master Mugabe said to Blair, Keep your England and i will keep my Zimbabwe. Then blair said well i don’t want u to come here. I don’t want you to buy anything here and i don’t want your children to learn here. Then you say Blair is wrong? Keep your Zimbabwe and your Diamonds. Blood thirst thieves. You are just barking like your master. Sanction this sanction that but u said u can do without the west so why making sanctions a headline everytime u bark. Forget about the West and move on with your Look East Policy.

  8. Remember your master Mugabe said to Blair, Keep your England and i will keep my Zimbabwe. Then blair said well i don’t want u to come here. I don’t want you to buy anything here and i don’t want your children to learn here. Then you say Blair is wrong? Keep your Zimbabwe and your Diamonds. You are just barking like your master. Sanction this sanction that but u said u can do without the west so why making sanctions a headline everytime u bark. Forget about the West and move on with your Look East Policy.

  9. Could you please confirm whether there were no horse races during the life of GNU?
    The report does not tell us how the GNU directly crippled the welfare of police widows and orphans.
    In any case, during the life of GNU, who was holding the purse for Chiadzwa diamonds?
    Lets stop politicking about the plight of other people, help out without blowing a trumpet – Matthew 6 : 1 – 4.

  10. Why is sanctions only affect e junior officers and e seniors. U get fat chqs every month end, new cars whenever u feel like changing the 1 u will be using?

  11. Sort out the mess that is in yo police force before you start barking about sanctions. What sanction are you talking about. Its unbelievable that the finance minister had the audacity to go to the IMF to borrow money and yet his old master is on record saying we dont the IMF or World Bank. Shame on u, why dont u borrow money from those little friends of yours from the East.

  12. Chihuri just shut up talking rubbish and take your muti

  13. THE SANCTIONS SONG

    go sanctions go……
    GO SANCTIONS GO
    go sanctions go…..
    GO SANCTIONS GO
    hit the ground running……
    VARUME KWAHI ROVAI PASI

    KUMHUNGA !!

  14. ahggg shut up you sick man,we tired of your junk just rule your country and use your mouth for something else you idiot

  15. GO SANCTIONS GO…

  16. Willard Mubvumbi

    @ Musona, i like the way you write your english, its exellent. Good grammar.

    1. You should read the facts not worry about the grammar.

  17. CG Chihura its question of incompetence in your command than sanctions and dont behave like a NAZI general

  18. You are now irritating us with your stories about sanctions every time you open your filthy mouths you Zanu PF thugs. Can this sanction story end please. Every day you speak of sanctions. You forget that your master stated in no uncertain words that Blair must keep his England and your master keep his Zimbabwe? Lets wait and see as Zimbabwe dies.

  19. Chihuri unonyepa iwe. The police officers were suffering before the GNU – I see this is Zanu PF’s new strategy to blame everything on the GNU, specifically Tenadi Biti. Manje manyangira yaona, tichapedzerana kana iriiyo yamava kuda kutamba iyoyo.

  20. chihuri pliz pliz have shame,which sanctions ar u talking abt, u don’t feel anything for the members of police ,u rob them of their hard earned cash splashing it on your fan fares, horse races u don’t even use a cent from yo pocket we know it u force them to contribute threatening them with charges under your oppressive police act u and yo maffia drive latest ford rangers,navaras , vigos and bmws how many police officers would you have provided with accommodation if u had spent that money wisely we also know that u have turned our security agents into your farm laborers u ar a bunch of thugs u ar thieves!!!!!!!

  21. Ngwarai Musapusa

    Comrade “Corruption General” or is it CG we are not blind , we know that before the GNU police officers went around with toes pocking out of the corners of their shoes , wearing uniforms with countless patches and earning a worthless zim dollar.And then came the GNU and everyone witnessed the change. Ask any police officer and they will tell you that the period precieding the GNU was a nightmare and some are worried that they might be plunged back into that era. What with the likes of you comrade CG presiding over their affairs. Don’t talk of sanctions talk of solutions. Mr Einsten once said “madness is doing things the same way over and over again and expecting different results”. Mr CG screaming about sanctions and maintaining the same misplaced solutions will lead us nowhere and the results will not change. Perhaps you should think seriously about the above quoted statement and you might seek for real solutions to the challenges facing the force.

  22. Yawn…same fodder different day.

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