The government has through the Ministry of Information said that members of the public need to respect police officers.
These remarks come amid reports that a female police officer was stoned around Kwame Nkrumah Avenue and Angwa Street on Saturday.
Posting on Twitter, the ministry said:
Today (Saturday), a female police officer was attacked around Kwame Nkrumah Avenue and Angwa Street. Stones were used as missiles. She is in hospital receiving treatment. We wish her full recovery. The public is urged to respect police officers whose role is to maintain law and order.
The nation needs a political culture that eschews violence. Police are currently dealing with threats of violence issued against QV Pharmacy staff by the people who have declared parts of the Harare CBD no-go areas. Attacking police and threatening others is unacceptable.
The remarks echo with those of Zimbabwe Republic Police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who said that the ZRP was concerned about the continuous attacks on police officers at the area between Kwame Nkrumah Avenue and Angwa Street.
Last week, 11 suspected MDC activists were arrested for allegedly attacking a police officer near the same place, one of them died in police custody.
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