ZRP Maintains MDC Supporters Mistook Teargas Canisters For Live Ammunition

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has maintained its previous stance that no live ammunition was used to disperse a crowd that had gathered at a Marondera Clinic, The Chronicle reports. ZRP’s Assistant Paul Nyathi spoke to the publication and said:

The Zimbabwe Republic Police dismisses allegations that live rounds of rubber bullets were used or fired when police officers in Marondera dispersed MDC supporters and activists this afternoon who had illegally gathered at Dombotombo Clinic and some leaders attempted to address the gathering without following the laid down notification procedures in terms of the law.

Police only used tear smoke to disperse the gathering and politicians, with some who had been transported in kombis openly refusing to comply with lawful orders which had been given by the police

Assistant Nyathi’s statement was inspite of a video circulating on social media where gunshots are heard explicitly.

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