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Police urge employers to do background checks



The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is urging employers to carry out background thorough checks on prospective employees before engaging them. In a statement by Acting Provincial Community Relations Liaison Officer, Detective Assistant Inspector Rachael Muteweri the ZRP also urged members of the public not to keep large sums of money at their homes, business offices or vehicles.
“Those who would like to give tip offs to the police or those who want have more information contact our National Complaints Desk on 0242 703631 or any nearest police station. You may also contact us on www.zrp.gov.zw or on our twitter handle @PoliceZimbabwe,” said Ass inspector Muteweri.
This was after 19-year-old, Takudzwa Mutero, a maid from Masvingo and her brother-in-law, Conellias Mupfumi (46), appeared before Magistrate Conceptor Ngwerume for stage managing a robbery.
The court head that on December 1, 2022, Mutero who was employed as a maid was left home alone and went to her employer’s bedroom where she stole US$200 and ZAR500 before staging a robbery. She went on to break water glasses and ransack the house.
When the employer returned from work, she was shocked to discover the maid lying helplessly on the floor with cuts on the cheek, stomach and neck. Upon asking what had transpired she was told that the accused had been robbed, stabbed by a knife and indecently assaulted by a lone robber.
The matter was reported to the police before the accused was taken for medical examination. Investigations revealed that the accused person had deliberately inflicted lacerations on her body in a bid to convince her employer that she had been robbed.
It was later to revealed that Mutero had given the money to Mupfumi who is her sister’s husband. She led the detectives to her rural home in Gutu where Mupfumi was arrested.
Upon arrest, Mupfumi was found in possession of dagga.The duo was sentenced to 12 months imprison for theft. Mupfumi was further ordered to pay a fine of ZWL$20 000 for unlawful possession of dagga.

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