A Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) senior officer has warned junior officers that the police force will not tolerate people who avoid their duties if they do not like them. He warned that the ZRP would get rid of undisciplined officers who joined the force out of desperation. This follows the drastic reduction of roadblocks following the ascendancy of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Under former president Robert Mugabe and former police boss Augustine Chihuri, the ZRP was accused of mounting numerous roadblocks along the country’s roads in order to extort motorists.
Speaking at the launch of the “Police Visibility Patrols”, the officer commanding Marondera district, Superintendent Khama said,
You cannot do selective duties. One cannot choose which work to do or not to do. We should not even shy from our work.
…Police officers are remaining in the comfort of their offices, busying themselves on WhatsApp platforms.Those who made the mistake of taking the police oath should submit their resignation papers. That would help the nation. The ZRP should not be home for desperate job seekers. Only those committed to duty should remain as police officers.
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