The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has dismissed claims that police officers may be unable to vote in the 2018 harmonised election. Responding to an article which appeared in the Daily News, national police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said police officers will always in any election. Nyathi said:
Let it be known that police officers will always vote. Claims by Daily News (today) that they will not do so are just wishful thinking.
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Nyathi also corrected an error which was in the article saying:
May it also be known that Senior Assistant Commissioner Douglas Nyakutsikwa is Officer Commanding Police, Mash East Province and not Chief Staff Officer, Operations at Police General Headquarters as mentioned in the Daily News.
The Daily News had said that Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has temporarily banned all police officers from registering to vote in next year’s harmonised elections. The paper said the move could see more than police officers failing to vote next year.
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