Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has warned some members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police who displays gross misconduct while on duty, saying the acts tarnishes the image of the government.
Kazembe Kazembe made the remarks today 7th January 2020 in Harare and his sentiments were directed to the police force.
“My Ministry strongly condemns acts of misconduct by police officers which tarnish the image of the Government and the Police in particular,” he said.
His sentiments comes at a time when a circulating video of a police officer accused of assaulting a minor went viral on social media.
“The widely circulated social media clip of a police officer who allegedly struck a baby with a baton stick in Harare on 4th January 2021 is a cause for concern.
Investigations conducted by the Commissioner General of Police revealed that the incident occurred along Sam Nujoma Street [formerly Second Street], Harare near Bindura bound Commuter rank when the police officers were trying to arrest a kombi crew which was picking passengers at an undesignated point and contravening COVID-19 regulations.”