ZRP admits arresting two minors and their mother
By Staff Writer
THE Zimbabwe Republic Police has admitted that it arrested two minors and their mother at Rhodes Ville Police Station in yet another human rights breach to dog the security sector.
In a statement Thursday, the ZRP national spokesperson Paul Nyathi said the police force had taken note of a photo which had gone viral on social media where a woman is seen in police holding cells with two minor children at Rhodesville Police Station.
“This is unfortunate incidentis now being investigated with a view of finding out what really transpired and taking remedial action. ZRP remains committed to the observance of human rights of children and will ensure that police officers perform their duties in accordance with set standards,” he said.
Nyathi said the actions violates the Police Client Service Charter and above all section 219 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
“This unfortunate incident will not be allowed to happen again.We appeal to members of the public to allow the police to conduct investigations so that appropriate decisions can be made.