1 100 Arrested Over #ShutDownZimbabwe Protests, Bulawayo Tops List With 441 Arrests

Police chief spokesperson Commissioner Charity Charamba said they have arrested 1 100 people so far over violent protests that rocked the country last week.

The suspects were arrested in all the 10 provinces, with Bulawayo topping the list with 441 arrests. They were arrested for looting, malicious damage to property, assault, public violence, obstruction of movement of traffic among other offences. Two were arrested for murdering a policeman in Bulawayo. Charamba said of the 441 people arrested in Bulawayo, 118 were picked up for looting. At least 382 of the suspects have since appeared in court on various charges. In Harare, 249 people were arrested with 247 of them appearing before the courts this week, while two minor children were released into the custody of their parents.

Midlands province recorded 201 arrests and 95 of them paid admission of guilt fines, 93 were remanded in custody while 13 were still in police custody. Police arrested 121 in Mashonaland West province. In Mashonaland West, 49 have since paid admission of guilt fines. Manicaland recorded 30 arrests and the suspects have since appeared in court. In Matabeleland North, 11 people were arrested with one having been sentenced to six months in prison for public violence. Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central recorded 21 and 16 arrests respectively, while five were arrested in Matabeleland South and eight in Masvingo.

More: Herald

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Charity Angeline Charamba a Zimbabwean police officer, She is the former National Spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Republic Police a position she was moved from in March 2019. She holds the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner in the police force. In March 2018 Charity Charamba reportedly... Read More About Charity Charamba

Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city. Its location was selected by the last Matebele king, King Lobengula. Bulawayo used to be one of the country's most attractive cities and a major transport hub for Southern Africa until Zimbabwe entered a period of economic depression in... Read More About Bulawayo

Mashonaland Central Province is one of Zimbabwe's ten provinces. It covers the northern mainland of the country and it stretches into to the Zambezi valley and the Mozambican border in the north east. It is dominated by the Shona speaking locals. The capital of the... Read More About Mashonaland Central

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