The Zimbabwe Defence Forces and the Zimbabwe Republic Police have issued a joint press statement, urging the nation to remain united and to respect the laws of the country.
In a statement issued at the Police General Headquarters this morning, the two security services agencies said normalcy had returned to the country following the inauguration of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, on the 24th of November 2017.
Colonel Everson Mugwisi represented the ZDF while Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba represented the ZRP at the press briefing.
Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba revealed that they shall be joint patrols by the army and the police, especially in the Harare central business district, adding that the ZRP had resumed its normal duties following the inauguration of a new government and the return to normalcy following the ZDF’s Operation Restore Legacy.
“You will soon notice the ZDF and ZRP members conducting joint patrols, especially in the Harare Central Business District. We urge you all progressive Zimbabweans to respect the country’s laws and cooperate with our officers as they perform their duties” read the statement.
Colonel Mugwisi urged the nation to unite, and work with the defence and security services.
“Let us respect the law and work with the police and the army,” said Colonel Mugwisi.
The ZDF and ZRP say they are aware of cases of looting and illegal occupation of other people’s properties being reported, adding that perpetrators will face the full wrath of the law.
“Law enforcement agents are already receiving reports of looting and illegal occupation of other people’s properties particularly farms and houses. This behaviour is criminal and against the spirit of non-vengeful retribution and will be met by the full wrath of law.”