SAD NEWS: Police Assistant Commissioner killed in horrific road accident


A DIRECTOR in the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) died in a road traffic accident on Saturday.

Assistant Commissioner, Jeremiah Murenje, was killed in a fatal road crash along the Harare-Denda Road.

He was 60.

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In a statement, national police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, said Ass-Comm Murenje was stationed at CID Headquarters as Director CID Law and Order Division.

“The Commissioner-General of Police, Tandabantu Godwin Matanga, expresses his condolences to the Murenje family following the passing on of Assistant Commissioner Jeremiah Murenje in a fatal road traffic accident,” said Ass-Comm Nyathi.

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“The late Jeremiah Murenje, whose Chimurenga nom de guerre was David Rujeko MuZimbabwe, a veteran of the country’s liberation struggle, has been declared a Provincial Hero and will be buried at Manyeve Farm, Plot 7, Concession, Mashonaland Central Province, tomorrow (today) at around 11am.

“He joined the liberation struggle in 1976 through Rupinda Area, Manicaland, by crossing into Mozambique.

“The war veteran received military training at Chimoio’s Takawira Base.

“In 1977, he sustained serious injuries when their base was attacked and was taken to Mupai in Tete Province with other wounded Comrades and later Matenje Camp.

“May his soul rest in eternal peace,” said Ass-Comm Nyathi. HMetro.

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