The ZRP has issued a statement after a video of a female police officer smacking schoolchildren during a campaign and said the force doesn’t condone acts of violence of any form:
VIDEO ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS DEPICTING A POLICE OFFICER ASSAULTING STUDENTS.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police is concerned with the conduct of the police officer as seen in the video that has gone viral on social media. We understand the incident happened at Kwekwe High School where the police officers had gone to conduct an awareness campaign on 3′ December 2020.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police does not condone such conduct during awareness campaigns and investigations are underway to verify the facts with the Kwekwe District Command and Midlands Province. If confirmed, appropriate action will be taken against the member. The police applaud the public for bringing the matter to our attention.
Assistant Commissioner Senior Staff Officer
To the Commissioner General of Police Police General Headquarters