In a statement Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) spokesperson Colonel Overson Mugwisi dismissed reports that there is a rebellion by soldiers saying there is no insurgency in Zimbabwe.
He said the Zimbabwe Defence Forces is a disciplined professional force. Said Mugwisi:
There is no insurgency in the country at the moment. However, it has become apparent that there are criminal elements who tried to take advantage of the violent protests that were planned and perpetrated by opposition political movements and their associates in the country from 14 to 16 January 2019. These criminal elements do not in any way constitute a rebel group. The Zimbabwe Defence Forces is a disciplined professional force and there is no discord in the organisation which negative forces may wish to portray.