Peacekeeping cop urges Zim to maintain peace

HARARE - A senior police officer returning from an international peacekeeping mission in war-ravaged Guinea-Bissau has praised President Robert Mugabe for preaching peace, reminiscing on the lawlessness he witnessed in Bissau.

Cadwell Moyo, a police superintendent, spent three years in the war-torn country where he said he helped install structured police stations.

Presenting his tour of duty report before deputy police commissioner general Levi Sibanda, Moyo said his excellent work earned him the moniker “Mugabe”, Zimbabwe’s president, as he distinguished himself as a superb cop.

“If you go to Guinea-Bissau looking for Moyo you will not find him, but if you ask for Mugabe you will be told that he has since left for his country,” Moyo said in a gushing speech.

“This is how I remained patriotic to my nation and upheld the flag of this beautiful country Zimbabwe.”

He said Zimbabwe’s police force was the best in the world.

“Under the wise leadership of president Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe is enjoying peace and tranquillity, a feat which is absent in Guinea Bissau,” Moyo said.

“There is mockery of democracy in that country, we have the military that is above the law, and we have military police arresting civilians including police officers. There is chaos in that country.

“I cannot compare Guinea-Bissau with Zimbabwe. I am surprised to hear some misguided individuals calling for security sector reform, what for? This country, Sir, is far better in terms of the security sector. Those people who are calling for such should visit Guinea Bissau.”

He showered praise on Mugabe saying he is a God-given leader who has constantly preached the gospel of peace.

“Unlike here where we have leaders who preach peace, in Guinea-Bissau no leader talks about it. It is a hotchpotch affair,” said Moyo.

Sibanda said the police will not allow a Guinea-Bissau scenario during the coming elections as they will come hard on perpetrators of violence.

The welcome ceremony coincided with a send-off reception for five officers bound for Liberia on another peacekeeping mission.

Addressing the same gathering, Charles Mufandaedza, a police commissioner, urged all officers to register to vote saying that was the ultimate show of patriotism.

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