South Africa has extended 55 million rand to Zimbabwe to be channelled towards police training and protective gear required in policing activities.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Transport, Lindiwe Sisulu said:
The package that comes from myself is to assist through you minister in the training of the police and in making sure that they have the necessary protective gear to make sure they are equipped. We have realised they are very busy. We therefore decided to donate this for the time being. We are hoping this would be on an ongoing basis. The necessary resources for their training and the necessary resources for the equipment that they will need for their training whatever else that goes with it. The initial sum that we could find from our reserves is $55 million rand which we are now signing off. We are hoping that we can continue in this relationship and we are glad that you reached out to us.