By A Correspondent- In perhaps another sign that things are truly hard in the country, a former ZRP Officer-In-Charge Marondera has been arrested for armed robbery.
Elvis Chizengeni who is still serving in the force and holds the rank of an Assistant Inspector alleged teamed up with armed robbers in an unholy alliance.
Chizengeni reportedly supplied a gang of armed robbers with firearms from his own police station. Chizengeni together with his gang offered a lift to commuters in April 2019.
When the vehicle which was travelling from Chitungwiza to Machipisa reached Irvines, the gang produced weapons and robbed the commuters of all their belongings before dumping them.
However, Chizengeni did not enjoy the fruits of his crime for long after one of the victims who knew him as a police officer positively identified him and filed charges against him leading to his arrest.
The rest of Chizengeni’s accomplices are still at large.