THE Zimbabwe Republic Police has once again openly declared allegiance to President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party.
Report by Feluna Nleya
Police recruits who graduated last Thursday wished the 89-year-old leader a “resounding success” in the forthcoming elections.
Mugabe was the reviewing officer at the pass-out parade at Morris Depot where 546 police trainees who underwent six-month training graduated.
Mugabe was pampered with praises by the recruits.
“We celebrate your life and leadership as you are the practical definition of a revolutionary cadre — one who sacrificed his life, works hard for the nation in the midst of significant risks and you are self-dedicated. You were motivated not by petty concerns and self-interest, but by a vision of our peaceful desire,” the recruits choreographed in one of their major parades.
“Your call for pan-Africanism should invigorate other African leaders to be united and support each other for the development of the entire continent. Your Excellency, we appreciate the peace and tranquil environment that prevailed during the constitutional referendum. It was in compliance with your call for total peace.
Your Excellency, we take this opportunity to wish you resounding success in these imminent harmonised elections.”
The cycle patrol unit then took over the show performing a drama in which two fighters, donning United States and British flags were up against another one purporting to be Mugabe. In the drama, Mugabe puts up a spirited fight before a sympathiser, Russia, comes in to assist and they defeat the Westerners.
After the victory, “children”, depicting Zimbabweans, are served with milk, an indication that locals are having milk and honey — enjoying the fruits of Mugabe’s sacrifice.
Throughout the proceedings, ushers serving distinguished guests were dressed in Zanu PF regalia, making it difficult to distinguish a police passout parade and a campaign rally for the former sole ruling party.