POLICE Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri will today appear before Parliament to speak on the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) preparedness to enforce law and order during the elections and referendum.
Report by Veneranda Langa
This is not the first time Chihuri has been summoned to appear before Parliament.
In 2011, the police Commissioner-General was asked to appear before the same committee to speak on the upsurge of political violence that had erupted in in Harare and other parts of the country.
Parliament confirmed the meeting between the committee and Chihuri through their schedule of committees.
Although chairman of the committee, Paul Madzore, could not be reached for comment, a member of the committee who declined to be named confirmed Chihuri had been summoned.
“I can confirm that Chihuri and the ZRP will appear before the committee to speak on their preparedness to enforce law and order during the referendum and elections,” the MP said.
“He is expected to apprise the committee on what the police will do to curb any form of violence that might occur during elections and on whether there is enough manpower or resources to do that,” he said.
The meeting also comes at a time when the ZRP has been accused being partisan when dealing with issues of political violence in the country.