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ZRP, Army Regret CBD Skirmishes


Zimbabwe Republic Police and army have said they regret the bloody skirmishes that took place in the central business district of Harare saying the two forces have always been united.

Addressing a joint media briefing in Harare on Friday, ZRP Senior Assistant Commissioner, Charity Charamba regret the events which took place in Harare on Tuesday.

“The security forces regret the unfortunate incident that took place on the 1st August in the Harare Central Business District,” said the statement.

“We want to categorically condemn that incident and assure the nation that a joint a team has been sent to conduct comprehensive investigations into the matter and appropriate action will be taken against the perpetrators.

“We also want to reaffirm that as security forces we are fully united despite the incident,” said Charamba.

Charamba added that the dispute that led to the skirmishes had since been resolved with the two forces now in good books.

The two forces were involved in a physical fight which saw members of the national army assaulting police officers in the CBD of Harare.

According to eye witnesses soldiers stormed the CBD of Harare beating up police officers on duty with button sticks, logs and open fists. Police officers who were caught off-guard were heavily assaulted resulting in some of them sustaining injuries.

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Charamba said the two forces have never had misunderstandings in the past.

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