High ranking cop dies in car crash

By Staff Reporter

A high-ranking police officer, Assistant Commissioner Jeremiah Murenje, died in a horrific car accident along the Harare-Denda Road, Bindura on Saturday.

In a statement, Zimbabwe Republic Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the tragic incident.

Nyathi said the late 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 (60) in a fatal road traffic accident on 6th April 2024 along Harare-Denda Road, Bindura. He was stationed at CID Headquarters as Director CID Law and Order Division.

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 on 10th April 2024 at around 1100 hours.

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.

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