Addressing senior officers from the Midlands Province at ZRP Gweru main camp hall, Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga said officers will no longer be forced to purchase raffle tickets to the traditional Commissioner-General Funfair and Horse Race.
Former police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri was taken to court for forcing officers to buy and sell raffle tickets for $30 each. Matanga said the tickets will be sold at a very low price. Said Matanga:
I wish to remind you that our organisation has an important corporate social responsibility to contribute, although in a small way, towards the welfare of widows and orphans of our departed colleagues and other deserving members of the public. Against this background, I wish to take this opportunity to inform you that raffle tickets for our traditional Commissioner General Funfair and Horse race will continue to be offered for sale. However, the tickets will be sold at a very low price and will be sold to willing buyers only. No-one will be coerced to buy any of the tickets on offer.