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    Friday, 4 December 2015

    Zvishavane cop makes 18 murder arrests


    Elizabeth Mashiri
    Zvishavane Bureau

    Zvishavane – A Police officer from Zvishavane has probably one of the best records in the force after arresting a total of 18 murder suspects.
    Sergeant Kizito Tavaya who is with the Criminal Investigation Department and has been a Police officer for the past 20 years has made 63 individual arrests of which 18 of those were murder. He also has 109 other arrests which were effected when he was part of teams of investigating officers.
    Tavaya is as a result the Cop of The Year for 2015 for Zvishavane and he walked away with a deep freezer, cash prize, a certificate and a shield which were sponsored by Mimosa Platinum Mine.
    The function was graced by the Officer Commanding Midlands Province, Abigail Moyo who was the guest of honour.
    The Cop of the Year award is a culmination of cops of the month awards that have been given since September last year.
    The Police also took advantage of the same function to launch its Client Service Charter, a programme aimed at ensuring interaction between the Police and the members of the public. The Charter makes the public aware of the minimum service they should demand from Police.
    Mimosa Mine Resident Director Peter Chimboza represented his company at the function.
    Speaking during the ceremony Propol Moyo said that it was an honour that Mimosa was sponsoring such an important event because crime in Zvishavane district is decreasing and the good efforts done by the Cops is really worthy recognising.
    "We are pleased to be associated with Mimosa Mine which is sponsoring such a good event. Zvishavane district is experiencing a decrease in crime and it is of great cause to award these people who are so devoted to their work," said Moyo
    Mimosa Mine Resident Director Chimboza promised to continue sponsoring the Cop of the year award as Police officers were doing a great job in making the community a safe place.
    "It is important to honour efforts of dedication and bravery from the Police to maintain a safe community. As Mimosa we will continue to sponsor these events," said Chimboza. news
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