The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has said that it does not need any help from foreigners to investigate and apprehend the perpetrators of the Bulawayo explosion. The explosion which occured at a rally by President Emmerson Mnangagwa killed two and injured well over 40 people. Speaking at a media briefing, ZRP Commander 2018 harmonised elections, Senior Assistant Commissioner, Erasmus Makodza said,
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(We) have the requisite skills, expertise and experience. We have been doing so many investigations at United Nations level in our peacekeeping operations. Zimbabweans have always been given high positions in those UN peacekeeping missions and we are, actually, an export material rather than importers (of expertise).
ZRP national spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba also said that according to her knowledge, the ZRP had not enlisted the help of any foreign security services.
The investigations are still going on and once we have something concrete we will be in a position to update the media and Zimbabweans and everyone else about the outcome. So far, according to my own knowledge, we have not enlisted the service of any foreign investigators. What I know is we have our team comprised of our own internal security that is investigating this bomb blast.
The police are yet to arrest the perpetrators although they were forced to release two Bulawayo men they had arrested due to lack of evidence.
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