Chihuri praises Support Unit for Lesotho poll role

HARARE - Zimbabwe police chief Augustine Chihuri yesterday paid tribute to officers deployed under a regional peacekeeping mission to Lesotho to provide security and maintain peace during general elections there.

Chihuri said Zimbabwean policing is a noble profession which is admired throughout the world.

He was speaking after getting a debriefing from chief superintendent Cosmas Mushore, leader of the 30-member Support Unit seconded to Lesotho.

Chihuri said he had nothing but praise for the team.

“I want to thank all for a job well done,” the police chief said.

“You did exactly what you were sent to do. You did not put blemish on the reputation of the Zimbabwe Republic Police but instead, you added more glamour to our already positive images.”

The police commissioner said his officers stand ready to help other Sadc countries attain peace and security.

“We are all brothers and sisters and, as such, wherever one is indeed we should be well prepared to extend a helping hand in order to guarantee peace and sovereignty of the general populace.”.

He called upon the officers to be ready always for missions that seek to protect life and property.

“All commanders within the organisation are expected to respond promptly to all calls as we endeavour to protect life and property,” he said.

“This entails on the part of the government being able to ensure that matters of security are given due priority by guaranteeing material and financial resources all the time.”

With the performance of the Lesotho mission, Chihuri said he had no doubt that police officers will maintain peace and security during Zimbabwe’s elections without seeking help from other Sadc countries.

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane won the parliamentary election with a narrow majority that prevents him from governing alone.

Thabane’s All Basotho Convention (ABC) took the most votes in half of the 80 constituencies in last week’s poll.

The main opposition Democratic Congress (DC) won 37 constituencies.

Two parties belonging to Thabane’s coalition government, the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) and the Basotho National Party (BNP) took two and one constituency respectively.

The elections were aimed at restoring stability after the army was accused of a coup attempt on August 30.

Giving a vote of thanks, chief inspector Joseph Mukundwe, one of the leaders of the Lesotho mission, said the Zimbabwe police Support Unit has the operational capability to tackle notorious Nigerian terrorist outfit Boko Haram.

“Whenever there are elections in Nigeria, don’t hesitate to send us there to deal with the notorious Boko Haram,” Mukundwe said.

 

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morkal - 12 March 2015

best policing??? may he ask the kombi drivers in Byo? i doubt if they will agree with him!!! or the generality of Zimbos!

gorongoza - 12 March 2015

Great guys! Now get to work and find Itai!!!!!! Its part of policing right?

UNCLE REAL - 12 March 2015

To mention that Police has operational capability to tuckle Boko haram that uses suicide bombers and mostly its invisible, its asking too much.

X-MAN IV - 12 March 2015

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