Police Heavily Deployed In Zimbabwe

Police Heavily Deployed In Zimbabwe
Published: 2016 July 06 04:38:58 (1577 Views)
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has deployed police officers all over the country as it braces for the nation wide mass protest scheduled for today, July 6.

Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said anyone who is intimidated should report to any nearest police station or contact Harare Operations on (04) 748836 or the National Complaints Desk on (04) 703631.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police will remain alert, we are aware that criminal elements are instigating and inciting members of the public to engage in lawlessness such as burning of shops, tyres and any other forms of mischief.

“Unruly elements are warned that the police have the capacity and capability to ensure that the law takes its course on any criminal conduct. Police will be deployed to ensure the safe passage to work,” she said.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said anyone found with offensive materials such as catapults or stones in their vehicles will be arrested and the vehicles impounded.

“Anyone found engaging in any form of violence and blocking of roads will face the full wrath of the law,” she said.

She said by yesterday they had arrested 95 people in Harare following chaotic scenes caused by touts and rank marshals protesting against heavy traffic police presence on the roads on Monday.

Of the 95 arrested, 54 were arrested in Epworth and the other 41 in Ruwa. The suspects are expected to appear in court today.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said looking at the current situation, police would be manning security roadblocks on the roads to monitor the situation and urged members of the public and motorists to co-operate with officers.



- Herald
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