Cops Who Were Part Of MaShurugwi Syndicates Arrested

Several police officers were arrested at Jumbo Mine for illegal gold mining or being part of the machete-wielding gangs, commonly referred to as MaShurugwi.

The arrests were confirmed by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi.

Nyathi was speaking on the sidelines of a media training on community reporting organised by the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) on Wednesday in Harare. He said:

We have had arrests in Jumbo, Mazowe and Shamva of illegal artisanal miners. I admit we have arrested (police) officers at Jumbo, the law will take its course.

Nyathi refused to comment on arrests of members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and Prisons, who are thought to be involved in the ongoing gold rush on disused mines.

Over 2 800 illegal gold miners have been arrested since police launched Operation Chikorokoza Ngachipere.

Earlier this week 13 police officers, including a chaplain, were nabbed while trying to extort money from illegal miners they had been sent to arrest in Chakari.


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