The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) notified SAPES Books director Ibbo Mandaza that the launch could not go ahead as they did not have sufficient manpower to provide security.
Officer Commanding Harare Central District Chief Superintendent O. Mugomeri wrote to Mandaza:
Your notification letter requesting police manpower on launching your book on the 17th of December 2019 from 1700 hours to 2000 hours has been noted.
However, be advised that due to the short notice you gave us, we are not in a position to action your request.
Any inconvenience is sincerely regretted.