©️ AUTHORITIES appeared to have further beefed up security in Harare yesterday, with more police officers and soldiers visible around the capital — as Covid-19 infections and political tensions continue to rise in the country, the Daily News reports.
On its part, the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) referred all questions about its deployments to the Covid-19 national taskforce.
“Zanu PF through its many unofficial spokespersons have been vigorously condemning what is happening in the United States, as well as the response there by the government.“The demonstrators here are probably saying if you are condemning that, let’s test you and see how you react. It was to see how the security agents would respond,” Masunungure added.
“There is a growing concern that the presence of the military on our streets has nothing to do with the lockdown, but maintaining the military State that Zimbabwe became from November 2017 after the coup that ousted the late former president Robert Mugabe.“It serves political purposes that the military be deployed randomly, beating up people and doing essentially what is police service work.“The people who are in charge at roadblocks are not the police, but the soldiers. If you reason with the police, they actually defer to the decisions of the military and it is the military moving around in our neighbourhoods chasing the people.
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