Minister of Home Affairs Obert Mpofu has warned the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to stop giving preferential treatment to cars bearing Zanu-PF insignia. Responding to a complaint from MDC legislator for Harare West Jessie Majome, Mpofu said that no one was above the law and that the police should uphold the law regardless of who they were dealing with. Said Mpofu:
The ZRP is mandated under Section 219 of the Constitution to detect, investigate, prevent crime, maintain law and order, uphold the Constitution and enforce the law without fear or favour.
It is against this background that the ZRP enforces the law without fear or favour regardless of race, colour, creed or political party. It is also in the interest of ZRP to be furnished with specific details where the police have discriminated in favour of or against individuals or political parties during traffic enforcement duties. Currently, we do not have any cases of that nature that have been reported to the police and once we receive such complaints, they will be investigated expeditiously.
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