ZRP applauds citizen police

POLICE Deputy Commissioner-General (operations) Innocent Matibiri yesterday lauded members of the public for helping in exposing and weeding out criminal police officers.


Matibiri made the remarks at a police public relations department annual workshop in Harare.

This comes amid increased cases of police officers caught by members of the public demanding bribes and mounting unauthorised roadblocks where they allegedly fleece motorists of their hard-earned money.

A police officer seen blocking a car near  Siyaso  informal market in Mbare. Police have  increased their presence on the country’s roads

“As a proactive organisation which always puts more emphasis on crime prevention rather than investigation, community and corporate world involvement and participation in crime management is of paramount importance,” Matibiri said.

“To this end, let me extend my profound gratitude to members of the public for unconditionally supporting police operations. It is indeed heartening to observe that the people of Zimbabwe are now assisting police in arresting not only criminals, but also errant police officers.

“This demonstrates the unwavering commitment of our people to rid society of criminal elements,” he added.

Last week, two police officers were exposed by members of the public after they mounted an illegal roadblock along the Harare-Norton Highway.

One of the suspects was arrested after a high-speed chase and is now awaiting trial, while his alleged accomplice is still at large.

Matibiri also commended the corporate world for providing financial and material support to the police.

The workshop is focusing on a wide range of issues, including customer care, media strategy, media relations, human rights and policing, and counselling, among others.

Silveira House is partnering police on the initiative.

10 Responses to ZRP applauds citizen police

  1. Pan'isa March 2, 2016 at 8:43 am #

    Investigate early morning Hatcliffe turn-off and near Hatcliffe Clinic Police tollgates targeting kombis

  2. Mukanya March 2, 2016 at 8:56 am #

    Self-incriminating applause -Deputy Comm.

  3. tindo March 2, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    kombis they deserve it they still from us

    • Chikwaikwai March 2, 2016 at 11:40 am #

      You mean ‘steal’

  4. ndoro March 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    I would want the Senior Officer Matibili to explain or to give us signs that constitute a legal roadbloack. What should we look for to proof if its a legal or illigal roadblock. If any reader knows please help.

  5. mtshayisa March 2, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    They still steal even after and during these mouthings and empty pronouncements by the senior officers

  6. j March 2, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    arukubirwa ndiani

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  8. Uncle Fanaz March 2, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    What constitutes an illegal road block, We once heard that 2 officers cant make a road block but we see plenty of these pairs doing their stuff on the road. Even on the so called legal road, there is so much anguish caused on motorists which borders on extortion.I have had first hand experience when I did not have my licence on me, my car was impounded by Southerton crew

  9. mazino akaora March 2, 2016 at 6:03 pm #

    Good question but u won’t get a straight answer. There is something called traffic enforcement.
    The bike boys are always two. That ain’t illegal.

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