By Lloyd Mwale and Thomas Faranando
Twenty Zimbabwe Republic Police Constabulary at Turf Police Station were rewarded for commitment and hardwork by Mhondoro Ngezi community with bicycles, cellphones and food hampers at an Award and Client Service Charter Relaunch ceremony held at Turf Camp in Mhondoro-Ngezi recently.
Making the awards, guest of honour ,Officer Commanding Police Kadoma District, Chief Superintendent Kezias Karuru, whose speech was read on his behalf by Superintendent Augustine Zimbili, said the ceremony was the product of community policing and the police was proud of working hand in gloves with the communities in fighting crimes.
“I feel humbled to be part of this award ceremony to some of our Police Constabulary (PoliCon) here at Turf Camp which has been made possible by the Mhondoro Ngezi community through Crime Consultative Committee (CCC), Business Against Crime Forum of Zimbabwe (BACFoZ), Christian Crime Committee.
“I am proud that criminal cases in Turf policing area has reduced,”
Chief Superintendent Karuru said.
“In 2019, the station received a total of 522 cases between January and November, and in the same period in 2020, the station received 433 cases; showing a decrease of 89 cases. The reduction is attributed to commitment and hard work that was shown by these men and women before us, who are going to be rewarded.”
The Police Chief also revealed that five criminal cases were rampant in Turf.
“Five criminal cases namely Rape, Unlawful Entry and Theft, Assaults, Robbery and Theft are prevalent in Turf but the police is on top of the situation because we have men and women who are committed to their duties and with help of the community.”
One of the award recipients Tawanda Magomezi, was elated to receive the bicycle, cellphone, a food hamper and a certificate.
“I’m happy to be part of those who have been awarded by the Police. I will continue to work extra hard to reduce criminal cases in Turf,” said Magomezi.
According to Chief Supt Karuru, the district has also recorded a reduction of 790 cases of different crimes. In 2019 the district had a total of 8 969 between January and November and in 2020 in the same period the district recorded 8 179.