Police Commissioner Godwin Matanga yesterday admitted the general public no longer respects the law and members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).
He said this while officiating at the Zimbabwe Republic Police Staff College 2018 graduation in Harare. Said Matanga:
The reason why I was late for the ceremony is because I was briefing my superiors, they were asking me why the police were being harassed by the general public. What’s going on? I could not respond to that question. The only thing that I could say was that we should also look at the people themselves and see how they are and how they behave. These days, they are colour blind. When they see a red robot, they just proceed. These days, it does not surprise us to see people drinking while driving, getting involved in an accident while on the phone, that is all I could say. The police are the aides of the king, that is why they are given uniforms. If you see yourself arguing with the police or beating up the police, then something is not right.