The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has issued a statement updating the nation on investigations with regards to the public violence that erupted in the Nyatsime area where the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) was holding a memorial service for Moreblessing Ali. In a statement seen by Pindula News, police invited owners of vehicles whose number plates are listed below to visit the police station for interviews. Reads the statement:
POLICE UPDATE ON NYATSIME PUBLIC VIOLENCE
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has intensified investigations into the Nyatsime public violence incident which occurred on 14th June 2022.
Besides the arrest of Job Sikhala last night, the Police ha arrested Godfrey Sithole for inciting public violence. The Zimbabwe Republic Police reiterates that comprehensive inquiries are underway to account for suspects whose vehicle registration number plates were captured whilst they were open) dropping some political activists to engage in violence.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms that a two-roomed house was burnt in Nyatsime, while twenty others were destroyed by violent activists with 13 shops and six tuckshops window smashed, shattered and destroyed at Chibhanguza shopping centre. A gazebo at the shopping centre was also set ablaze while a pre-school was destroyed. Seven complainants have made reports to the Police on assault and damages to their properties during the orgy of public violence in Nyatsime.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has established that four vehicles which were parked at Chibhanguza garage were destroyed.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has deployed adequate police officers to continue monitoring the situation and ensure law and order prevails in Nyatsime.
The Police advises owners of vehicles with registration number plates listed below to urgently report to the Zimbabwe Republic Police CID Law and Order section in Harare for interviews:-
1. AFD 3636
2. AEN 7607
3. ADZ 1128
4. AFE 9836
5. AEJ 0651
Anyone with information concerning the skirmishes should contact any nearest Police Station or ZRP Harare Operation on (0242) 748836, ZRP Mashonaland East Operations on 06523 27676 or National Complaints Desk on (0242 703631 or WhatsApp 0712800197.
(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations) to the Commissioner-General of Police
Police General Headquarters