The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) says it does condone criminal activities by some rogue and undisciplined members of the force who are engaging in brazen armed robberies across the country.
In a statement this Friday, ZNA director of public relations Colonel Alphios Makotore said those members of the armed forces who are bringing the name of the organisation into disrepute through engaging in criminal enterprises will be investigated and dealt with. He said:
In view of the recent cases of criminal activities by members of the force, the ZNA would like to put it on record for the umpteenth time that as an organisation, it does not in any way condone such behaviour nor any forms of criminality committed by any of its members purporting to be on official duty.
Anyone found to be on the wrong side of the law will be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the country. Incidents of armed robberies which were reported at Gwebi River Bridge lay-bye along Harare-Chinhoyi Road on January 6 and in Mutawatawa, Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe on January 19 will be thoroughly investigated and the culprits will be brought to book.