JUST IN: Interpol frustrating ZRP, Matanga

Source: JUST IN: Interpol frustrating ZRP, Matanga | The Herald October 22, 2019

JUST IN: Interpol frustrating ZRP, Matanga
Comm-Gen Matanga

Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter
The ZRP Commissioner General Godwin Matanga has accused the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) of frustrating their efforts to extradite people facing criminal charges in the country citing alleged political persecution.

Com-Gen Matanga said this today when he appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade chaired by Makonde legislator Cde Kindness Paradza to contribute towards the recently gazetted, International Treaties Bill.  He added that the ZRP had since engaged its parent ministry, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to pursue bilateral engagements to enable repatriation of fugitives.

“I am actually making a comment on an application I am forwarding to the ministry of Home Affairs and my Permanent Secretary here as a result of the ZRP failing to bring back people who would have committed offences in Zimbabwe,” Com-Gen Matanga said.

“We are a member of Interpol and there is a facility where as a country we file red notices with Interpol to bring back offenders to the country and of late there has been a development with Interpol where they suspect that the ZRP is laying some politically motivated allegation against an individual. “Interpol has categorically said they will not help and where a person runs away from Zimbabwe and is given refugee status in a particular country again Interpol will not assist.”

Com-Gen Matanga added that some individuals were using their connections to evade justice.


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    Mukanya 1 year ago

    True Matanga! you are an Interpol affiliate being abused unprofessional by politicians who are trying to settle their rivalry through criminalisation of the other faction hence the ZRP’s impartiality is very suspect and spurious.

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    Ndonga 1 year ago

    What a silly crying baby Police Commissioner Godwin Matanga is. He knows better than any of us lay people why Interpol does not help him with the repatriation of fugitive Zimbabwe criminals.

    And of course, it’s interesting that Matanga does not name any of the so-called criminals that he is so eager to get his hungry hands on.

    It’s because they’re all his Boss ED’s political enemies that he wants Interpol to send back. Back home for a good and secret dose of muscle. water, electric and drug assisted torture and then hopefully, if that torture was not too severe, a long prison term.

    So Matanga isn’t interested in getting back “ordinary” rapists, thieves and murderers and he’s so stupid he even thinks that Interpol doesn’t know this.

    For a solution Matanga, get your Police Force back in order and adopt the same enlightened policing standards that all civilised police forces on this earth of ours abide by. And to prove your good intentions stop, as from today, abducting, torturing and even killing ED’s political enemies, or people his small, deluded and suspicious mind takes as his enemies.

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    Interpol knows the ZRP are part of zanu so they are right not to co-operate with them.

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    Cynical 1 year ago

    This is what happens when the State ignores democracy, you become an outcast, which is what Zimbabwe is.