Breaking News

19 bogus soldiers arrested

by Staff reporter
20 May 2019 | 2178 Views
A joint operation by the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has arrested 19 people for abusing military uniform to commit a spate of criminal offences.

The suspects, who committed the offences donning military regalia, masqueraded as soldiers in their criminal enterprise.

They would also abuse the uniform to get free rides.

Arrests were effected in the first five months of this year.

In a statement, ZNA public relations director Lieutenant-Colonel Alphios Makotore said ZNA and ZRP have, since the beginning of this year, warned the public against such criminals.

"The ZNA and ZRP have been on record warning members of the public to be on the lookout for these rogue elements and have henceforth arrested nineteen (19) bogus soldiers caught either committing various crimes or using the military uniform to commit crimes such as robbery and to get various favours such as travelling for free since the beginning of the year," he said.

Lt Col Makotore warned those still in possession of military uniforms to surrender them to avoid arrest.

"The Zimbabwe National Army has noted with grave concern an increase in crimes being committed by bogus soldiers. This is despite an earlier notice to the public to surrender all military uniforms, military replicas and apparel to the nearest police station or military camps," he said.

"Be warned that if anyone is caught either in possession of, or wearing military fatigues, they will face the full wrath of the law.

"In terms of section 99(2) (c) of the Defence Act (Chapter 11:02), any person who, without authority, wears or uses any decoration supplied to or authorised for use by any member of the Defence Forces or other military forces or any decoration so nearly resembling such decoration as to be likely to deceive, shall be guilty of an offence."

Further to this, Lt Col Makotore said, Section 99 (4) of the same Act reads: "In any prosecution for any offence in terms of this Section relating to any act done without due or lawful authority, it shall be presumed, unless the contrary is proved, that accused had no such authority."

ZNA urged members of the public to report any acts of misconduct by anyone purporting to be a member of the army.

Bogus Soldiers Arrested

Source: the herald


Latest News

President Mnangagwa's government condemned

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 June 2019 | 5 Views

Eddie Cross turns against Mnangagwa

by Eddie Cross | 19 June 2019 | 7 Views

Teenage suicide reaches alarming rate

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 June 2019 | 5 Views

Latest on Mthuli Ncube's resignation

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 June 2019 | 11 Views

RBZ photocopies Bond notes?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 June 2019 | 9 Views

Nick Mangwana opposes ZANU PF MPs

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 June 2019 | 10 Views

'Taming the Shrew' - Deaths on our Roads - Driving in Harare and in t...

by Engineer Tororiro Isaac Chaza PMP | 19 June 2019 | 9 Views

Chicken project thrives on human waste - Kenyan farmer Victor Kyalo's ...

by Staff reportrer | 19 June 2019 | 6 Views

'Fatcats choke Zesa'

by Staff reporter | 19 June 2019 | 7 Views

Chombo passport appeal thrown out

by Staff reporter | 19 June 2019 | 2 Views

Charging of fuel in US dollars riles motorists, who owns ZUVA?

by Staff reporter | 19 June 2019 | 2 Views

Shipping goods to Zimbabwe from the UK | Sponsored Post

by Staff Reporter | 18 June 2019 | 120 Views

MDC youth threaten massive demonstrations in rural areas

by Simbarashe Sithole | 18 June 2019 | 300 Views


Zimbabwean rapper teams up with top selling American singer

by Staff Reporter | 17 June 2019 | 526 Views

WATCH: Penny Penny song insults Malema

by Mandla Ndlovu | 14 June 2019 | 9324 Views

Mixed feelings over Harare artistes at Econet gig - Econet Wireless' Z...

by Staff reporter | 11 June 2019 | 881 Views

Low turnout at Sulu's birthday bash

by Simbarashe Sithole | 08 June 2019 | 2076 Views

Ivy Kombo drops 14th album - CELEBRATED United Kingdom-based Zimbabwea...

by Staff reporter | 06 June 2019 | 376 Views

The latest slots online in 2019

by Staff writer | 05 June 2019 | 785 Views

Gospel music taken to another level

by Leonard Koni | 28 May 2019 | 323 Views

Thomas Mapfumo, Winky D to headline Zimfest Live in August

by Tidi Kwidini | 28 May 2019 | 1383 Views