ZVISHAVANE – Mimosa Mine has donated two Toyota Hilux single cab vehicles to Zvishavane police as part of the mining company’s corporate social responsibility.
The donation was presented at the Cop of the Year awards ceremony which the platinum mining company sponsors every year to motivate police officers in the Zvishavane Mberengwa Policing District to perform better.
Speaking at the function, Mimosa Mine general manager Alex Mushonhiwa said the company was happy to partner the police in fighting crime.
“We are happy to be working with the police. Our wish is for them to do their work smoothly without any hindrances or limitations, and that is why we have decided to donate these two vehicles and three bicycles.
“We have also decided to reward outstanding officers and this is done annually in order to motivate our police officers’, said Mushonhiwa.
He applauded police officers for continuing with their work regardless of the challenges and limited resources.
Tobias Gwauraya, who is based at Mataga Police Station in Mberengwa, was named Top Cop of the Year, and won for himself $7000 and a deep freezer after making a record 70 arrests.
Some 50 of the arrests were individual arrests while 20 were done when he was part of a team. Gwauraya also won a total of four Cops of the Month awards.
Detective Sergeant Vincent Sibanda, who was named First Runner-up, walked away with a 40-inch television set.
Dominic Shuro, who won Top Cop of the Year 2017 award, this time emerged as Second Runner-up and was rewarded with a microwave.