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ZRP blames junior officers for lying over uniforms shortages

By Staff Writer

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) denies reports on critical shortages of uniforms among junior officers following wide spread reports which have left the police force exposed.

This follows reports that junior police details were showing up at this year’s independence celebrations inspection parades wearing clothes that do not match in a planned protests to express their disgruntlement against the escalating shortage of uniforms within the force.

The media reports established that police commanders in Harare were last week forced to abandon an inspection parade ahead of Thursday’s independence celebrations after it emerged that the details were improperly dressed

But in a statement late Tuesday afternoon, ZRP spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi dismissed the claims accusing the junior officers of peddling lies.

“The ZRP has noted with concern false information being peddled by some junior officers on the availability of uniforms for 2024 Independence Day Parades at National and Provincial levels .This is now causing alarm and despondency with some members using the social media to drive agendas and in the process affect the effective performance of duties by police officers.

“The errant members are clearly using the media to peddle false information,” said ZRP.

For the record, the ZRP said all police officers taking part in the 2024 Independence Day Parades at National or Provincial levels have been allocated new uniforms underscoring the members will wear a specific  dress     order which will be determined by Officer Commanding Police Provinces.

“In the same vein, the ZRP urges journalists to be cautious with some rogue police officers who are in the habit of using social media and some media houses to create confusion in the Zimbabwe Republic Police.

“The ZRP is ready to give the media specific names of members participating in the forthcoming Independence Day Parades and the nature of uniform each member has raised,” added Nyathi.

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