The Zimbabwe National Army has released a statement saying they never beat anyone in Chitungwiza, Karoi, Kuwadzana and Kariba during the lockdown as previously reported. The army further blamed such allegations on its detractors and said if anyone was a victim they should report to the police.
Read the full statement below:
RESPONSE ON THE ALLEGED BEATING UP OF PEOPLE IN CHITUNGWIZA, KAROI, KARIBA, KUWADZANA AND OTHER PLACES DURING LOCKDOWN
The issues you have raised with reference to the allegations against the Zimbabwe National Army members who are assisting the Zimbabwe Republic Police in enforcing the lockdown are not true.
On the contrary and as a matter of fact, the broad spectrum of our citizens are complying with the lockdown without any adverse reports coming from either other security forces, government and community leaders involved in the national effort to curb the pandemic.
Our advice is that anyone who claims to be a victim must promptly report to the nearest Zimbabwe Republic Police or the Zimbabwe National Army camps.
It is futile to raise such serious allegations in the social media and/or media houses without reporting them to the relevant authorities.
Director Army Public Relations
Lt Colonel Alphios Makotore