Chihuri fires shots at people criticising ZRP’s many roadblocks, says there are there to protect civilians

Speaking at the commissioning of new housing units at ZRP Support Unit Changadzi in Chimanimani yesterday, Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri has responded to people who have criticised the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)’s many roadblocks.

Said Chihuri:

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People have bitter mouths. You only want to talk about the bad things without acknowledging the good things that are being done. This is so because we have evil intentions within ourselves which cloud our minds not to see good things. We know as the police we are being criticised about roadblocks and so on. The roads are there. They were not constructed by the police. The vehicles are there, they were not assembled by the police. The laws are there, they were not formulated and enacted by the police. Some people get killed in road accidents and so forth.

All these things are not being done by the police, but you hear grown-up people criticising the police heavily as if Zimbabwe is the only country that has cops on the roads. Why are you so much afraid of the police on the roads, yet they are there to protect you? You are used to being protected by dogs. What is more important to be safeguarded by a police officer or a dog? You have the answer and I will not continue talking about this issue.

More: Herald

Augustine ChihuriZimbabwe Republic PoliceChimanimani

Augustine Chihuri is a retired Zimbabwe law enforcement officer and former Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General. He is a war veteran who received his military training at Mgagao in Tanzania as well as the longest-serving police chief in Zimbabwe since Independence. On 13 November 2017... Read More About Augustine Chihuri

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police

Chimanimani is a town in Manicaland Province in Zimbabwe. Read More About Chimanimani

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