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Manhunt launched for Zimbabwean native Amos Tineyi Kampinya accused of theft in Mzansi

Manhunt launched for Zimbabwean native Amos Tineyi Kampinya accused of theft in Mzansi – The Hawks, a South African investigative organization, has launched an extensive manhunt for 44-year-old Zimbabwean national Amos Tineyi Kampinya.

Kampinya is wanted in connection with a fraud and theft case that occurred in July 2022 at Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga.

According to Hawks province spokeswoman Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi, Kampinya worked as a manager at the Mugg & Bean restaurant in the park at the time of the incident.

It is alleged that he stole R897,229 of company funds before disappearing. Efforts to locate Kampinya at his previous known address at Karino Flats near Mbombela have proven unsuccessful.

Additionally, Major General Nicholas Gerber, the provincial head of the Hawks in Mpumalanga, has called on Kampinya to surrender to the police.

Gerber has also urged community residents to come forward with any information about Kampinya’s whereabouts, encouraging them to contact the investigating officer, Captain Mandla Mphephethe, at 071 481 3295.

In other news Two men have been arrested on charges of assaulting Deputy Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Tongai Mafidi Mnangagwa and suspected dealing in dangerous drugs, according to Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi.

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He has released a statement titled “Arrest of Two Suspects for Dealing in Dangerous Drugs and Assault in Harare,” in which he names the arrested individuals as Antony Mwedziwendira (30) and Jaspa Cephas Kuziva (25).

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Antony Mwedziwendira (30) and Jaspa Cephas Kuziva (25) in connection with illegal dealing in dangerous drugs and assault which occurred in Avenues area, Harare on 30th January 2024.

The arrest follows the assault on the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality, Honourable Tongai Mafidi Mnangagwa, which occurred on 30th January 2024 at Trud Mansions, corner 6th and Fife Avenue, Harare.

One of the suspects, Antony Mwedziwewendira attacked the minister and his aide with open hands after a parking dispute.
The suspect later fled from the scene leaving his vehicles behind, comprising a BMW 5301 vehicle, registration number AES 2955 and a Mercedes Benz C240 vehicle, registration number ADQ 1822.

A Police report was made resulting in the Police arresting the suspects and recovering contraband of drugs which were stashed in the vehicles. The recovered drugs include:-

  • 93 rods skunk dagga
  • 179 sachets dagga
  • 13 X 100 mls Broncleer
  • 30n Pentra sildenafil pills
  • 28 Cobra Sildenafil tablets
  • Nine sex force 100 mg Sildenafil Citrate tablets
  • Four Oto tablets
  • Fife sachets of various sex enhancer pills

The Police reiterate that there is no going back in the fight against illicit drug dealers or syndicates and will ensure that the law takes its course without fear or favour.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges the public to continue reporting illicit drug activities to the Police on the National Complaints Desk number (0242) 703631 or WhatsApp on 0712 800197 or report at any nearest Police Station.


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