The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has reacted and dismissed social media speculations that a ‘Police Officer Strikes, Kills, Little baby with Baton in Harare’.
In a statement issued on 6th of January 2021 , the police investigations into the matter revealed that the said baby and the mother are alive and never sustained any injury as purported in the social media.
“The public bus advised that a team of police officers was on traffic enforcement duties along Second Street near Bindura bound commuter rank, Harare on 4th January 2021 at 12 noon when one of the members tried to arrest a kombi crew for passengers at an undesignated point and contravening COVID-19 regulations.”
“The member smashed a windscreen on the Kombi and the fragments hit the mother and the baby. A focus occured as the mother of the public demonstrated against the officers. After negotiations by the parties, the mother and the baby were taken to West End Clinic where medical checks revealed that no injuries had been sustained by the baby or mother. There were no life threatening injuries to the two.”
The social media video that went viral had sent speculations that the baby been killed during the incident.