ZNA has dismissed reports that members of its force attacked civilians in Kwekwe and Kadoma last week, The Herald reports.
Social media had been awash with reports that soldiers assisting ZRP officers in enforcing lockdown adherence has assaulted people in Kadoma at Hammer and Tongues and in Kwekwe soldiers had barred ZIMRA employees to get into town after they reportedly failed to produce exemption letters.
In a statement which was in bad taste, Deputy Director Army Public Relations Major Alex Zuva said dejected and disaffected people were behind the reports which he claimed were fake:
There has been of late a systematic and well-choreographed assault on the ZNA which is deliberately meant to soil and chip away the good image and reputation of the same in a bid to make citizens of Zimbabwe despondent, dejected and disaffected with the Government. It is rehearsed media violence to inflame physical violence.
Meanwhile, some journalists were attacked by soldiers in Harare’s Warren Park Suburb last week.
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