A Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Constable, Lorine Joyce Mugoronji of Harare, has been arrested for allegedly leaking classified information meant for her superiors to the public, through social media platform, WhatsApp.
In a statement, National Police Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said Mugoronji now faces criminal charges as well as disciplinary action under the Police Act. Part of the Statement reads:
Constable Lorine Joyce Mugoronji of Harare has been arrested for using the WhatsApp platform to leak police information which was meant for commanders and is now facing both criminal and disciplinary charges.
ZRP reiterates that the responsibility of police officers on any duty is to concentrate on crime prevention, detection and investigation.
The ZRP recently advised members of the public not to abuse social media platforms through recording and posting footage and images of accidents and scenes of murder.
Some people habitually post images and videos of the deceased whenever an accident occurs.