The security forces have released a joint press statement condemning the clashes between their members. They said that they are conducting joint investigations on what actually happened.
The press statement reads:
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The security forces regret the unfortunate incident that took place on 1 August 2017 in the Harare Central Business District. we want to categorically condemn that incident and assure the nation that a joint team has been set up 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 this incident.
The Zimbabwe National Army is the country's military wing which was established with the role of ensuring territorial integrity, peace, stability and security. The force was established in 1980 after the country attained its Independence from colonial rule. Read More About Zimbabwe National Army
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