Senior CID caught in possession of 200kg copper


MASVINGO- An alert crack team from the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s intelligence department on Wednesday arrested a senior detective who was in possession of 200kgs of copper in the leafy suburb of Rhodene which he allegedly intended to transport to South Africa.

Detective Sergeant Takesure Buzu had to spend the night in Police cells after he was arrested while loading the copper into his Toyota Runx car bonnet.

The arrest of the detective comes barely a week after Police in Beitbridge also arrested a man driving a South African registered vehicle who had stashed loads of copper into his vehicle’s bonnet.

Buzu was arrested in Rhodene in company of his accomplice only identified as Mai Rejoice who is allegedly a popular copper dealer in Masvingo and reside in the high density of Mucheke in Runyararo West area.

Masvingo provincial Police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa could neither deny nor confirm the case saying his office is yet to receive the matter

However, reliable sources told the Midweek Watch that Detective Sgt Buzu was being investigated by officers from the Police Internal Security and Intelligence (PISI) who were suspecting that he was dealing in copper in cahoots with criminals.

Buzu was one of the decorated detectives in Masvingo who was part of the officers led by prominent CID operative Detective Inspector Edward Chipfakacha.

“Detective Buzu was being followed by PISI after they had planted some informers who tipped them on his suspicious movements. PISI were long suspecting his deals and caught him in Rhodene as he was loading the cooper in his car bonnet,” said the source.

Upon his arrest sources said Buzu tried to turn the tables against  his female accomplice telling the arresting officers that he had actually arrested the female copper dealer and was only loading the copper as exhibits.

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