A police constable based at Chikurubi in Harare has been arrested for stealing goods worth hundreds of thousands donated to Cyclone Idai victims in Chimanimani and is currently detained at Rusape police station.
Below is a police memorandum with full details of the arrest.
SUBJECT: ARREST OF MEMBER FOR SUSPECTED THEFT AS DEFINED IN SECTION 113 OF THE CRIMNAL (CODIFICATION AND REFORM) ACT CHAPTER 9:23 OF GOODS DONATED FOR CHIMANIMANI AND CHIPINGWE VICTIMS OF CYCLONE IDAI AT RUSAPE TOLLGATE, RUSAPE ON 03/04/19 AT AROUND 1100 HOURS
Complainant: The State
Accused: Edward Dhumukwa aged 32 years
NR: 86-036574 P 86
Res: House number 14 Durban Rd, Belvedere, Harare
Bus: Chikurubi Urban Support Unit, Harare
On the 3rd day of April 2019 Inter-Africa bus registration number AEU 4868 was on its way from Chipinge to Harare and being driven by Mark Huruva NR 18-072599 D 18 aged 45 years of house number 2877 Southley Park, Harare and the conductor being Ityamari Watadza NR 08-759599 C 26 aged 37 years of Hopely Park, Harare.
On approaching Jopa Bus stop, Chipinge along Chipinge Mutare road the accused flagged down the bus to stop. After the bus had stopped the accused person then offloaded from a white Kombi registration numbers unknown; 07 white sacks, 01 Red bag and 01 Black large bag containing various goods and 08 Waverley blankets which he loaded into the bus intending to go to Harare.
Police from Rusape acting on tip-off stopped the bus at Rusape Tollgate and commandeered it back to ZRP Rusape where a search was conducted leading to the recovery of 08 Waverley blankets, 7 white sacks, 01 Red bag and 01 Black large bag containing the following property;-
20x400g Boom paste, 10x400g Ideal spaghetti, 5kg Meso Kapenta, 4x2kg Maq washing powder, 20x500g Sugar beans, 20x2kg White sugar (Goldstar), 1x3kg Wave washing powder, 1x2kg Surf washing powder, 4x2kg Surf washing powder, 4x2kg 2 in 1 Sunlight washing powder, 6x6x400g packs of candles, 10x500g Mega Rice, 6x2kg Mariana Rice, 1x2kg Excella Rice, 2x2kg Red Seal Rice, 1x2kg Probrand Rice, 1x2kg Ideal Rice, 2x12x375ml Dovi (Mama), 4x1kg Iodised Red Seal salt, 1x1kg Probrand salt, 1x1kg Mega iodised salt, 1x1kg Royal salt, 10 Double Blade shaving machine, Smooth Air clinic set, 2x12x2l Zimgold cooking oil, 10x2kg Probrand Rice, 12 Meiban tissues, 1 Khakhi short, 4 White drying towels, 52 Assorted pairs of ladies shoes and eight Warverly blankets.
7 Jackets, 26 pairs assorted female shoes, 16x200g tablets FA bathing soap, 3 dark brown shoe polish, 2 jerseys, 12 T-shirts (mixed), 1 pair of Shorts, 2 Ladies jacket, 1 Checked blouse, 1grey striped Tie, 1 Black cap, 1x250ml Vaseline Blue Seal, 5x100ml Vaseline bottles, 01 Shoe brush, 1x50ml Colgate, 1x375ml Dovi
Constable Dhumukwa is currently deployed at Silver Stream Cyclone IDAI base, Chimanimani on Relief and Aid duties. He was supposed to be at Silver Stream on duty according to his command at ZRP Support Unit Changadzi.
Upon being interviewed the accused insisted that he bought the goods from people he can no longer identify in Chimanimani.
The accused person who is still assisting with investigations is being held at ZRP Rusape Central. ZRP Rusape Central RRB 3856126.
Any further developments will be communicated in due course.
AT CID RUSAPE ON 03/04/19 MEMO /19