Police deny backing Mujuru

HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) yesterday rejected accusations that it backs Vice President Joice Mujuru in the Zanu PF succession wars.

Police spokesperson Charity Charamba issued a damning statement after allegations levelled against the force by a reported politburo member who was quoted in a local weekly alleging the police were aligned to the Mujuru faction, that the law enforcement agency assisted in the rigging of the 2013 Zanu PF primary elections, and the police chief Augustine Chihuri and Mujuru were “home-boy and home-girl”.

Charamba said “these frivolous and despicable allegations are nothing but hallucinations.”

“First and foremost, the ZRP’s association with the Vice President is from the government point of view and not from a regional position,” Charamba clarified.

“Zimbabwe Republic Police does not elect or influence the appointment of anyone to leadership position in Zanu PF.”

Charamba said “allegations that ZRP supports Mai Mujuru are mind-boggling.”

“The ZRP would like to know — supporting her against who, since she is the vice president of the country?” the spokesperson asked.

She said Chihuri  was “a Zimbabwean who comes from the same province, not village, with the vice president and he happens to be a national leader who is Zimbabwean.”

She said ZRP was not involved in any Zanu PF factionalism, “neither do they want to be dragged into some mudslinging by the alleged misguided politburo member”.

Charamba said the ZRP “will not be intimidated from performing their role by unscrupulous and divisive elements who are hopelessly trying to drag the ZRP into their political fights.”

“Let it be known that the Zimbabwe Republic Police remains resolute against all adversaries and will not hesitate to apply the law when the need arises,” she warned.

Comments (3)

police must perfume its duties without supporting any party so they choose to support zanupf when they where united now they are dvided what do you do maimboti makangwara

mr honest - 3 October 2014

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