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Augustine Chihuri

Chombo, Chihuri on trial over unlawful arrest

MUTARE Magistrate Innocent Bepura on Tuesday began presiding over the trial of some Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers and Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo...

Gold dealer sues Chihuri for $30k

Prominent Esigodini businessman and gold dealer Baron Dube has sued police for $30 000 for detaining him on allegations of inciting a group of...
Chihuri last Friday met with the Attorney General (AG), Prince Machaya, and his staff to discuss the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) and was critical of the office for perceived shoddy handling of cases involving protests. At the meeting, the police chief also warned that the law enforcement agency would strike back at protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, security sector brutality and bad governance since June. “To our brothers and sisters advocating for violence, they should take heed of a well-known African saying ‘if one rattles a snake, then he or she should be prepared to be bitten by it’ . . . those who do not want trouble with the law should equally not trouble the law,” he said in reference to the protesters. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), however, was riled by Chihuri’s threat, saying it showed his intolerance to dissent. “What we find shocking is that Chihuri has chosen to declare war on innocent people and disregard the country’s constitution,” said Jacobe Mafume, the PDP spokesperson, in a statement. He accused Chihuri, a self-confessed admirer of Mugabe and supporter of Zanu PF, of meddling in politics against the provisions of the constitution that requires the security sector to be impartial. “We urge him (Chihuri) to remove his police uniform and join Zanu PF structures fulltime as it is wrong and unconstitutional for him to shield behind the police force and issue out unguided political statements.

Chihuri must remove police uniform —PDP

Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri has come under fire for openly threatening citizen activists critical of President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF government.Chihuri...


AT least 24 motorists who had their vehicles confiscated by the police under the on-going “Operation Mushikashika” Friday filed an urgent application at the...

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