The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) says it will conduct investigations to flush out “rogue elements” who are allegedly giving out “false” information to cause alarm and despondency in the country.
In a statement on Wednesday, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said it is not true that police officers at ZRP Plumtree are defying instructions as alleged by former Cabinet Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo.
Nyathi blamed bad apples and dark forces within the police force of feeding Prof Moyo with false information. He said:
The ZRP dismisses the social media post by Professor Jonathan Moyo in connection with alleged defying of instructions at ZRP Plumtree by police officers.
The post is false and should be dismissed with contempt which it deserves. The public is urged to be careful of the misleading posts which are circulating on social media as they do not portray the true picture on the ground. “No to falsehoods”.
The ZRP is now conducting investigations to flush out rogue elements who are giving false information in order to cause alarm and despondency in the country.