Breaking: ZRP engages military to crash protestors

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has engaged the military to help deal with supporters of Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance who are protesting in Harare’s Central Business District over alleged electoral fraud.

By Tinotenda Samukange,Online

National Police Spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba made an announcement after five people are reportedly dead when the military violently crashed the protests using live ammunition.

“We are fully aware of the inciters, the perpetrators of this violence, they will have themselves to blame when the law is applied,” Charamba said in an unprecedented live television broadcast last night.

“Meanwhile we are keen to interview Mr Tendai Biti and Happymore Chidziva of the MDC Alliance. We are inviting them to come to Harare central police station, law and Order. They are invited so that they assist the police with investigations.”

She said police decided to engage the military allegedly due to the magnitude of the protests which was beyond their control.

“The Commissioner-General of police has invoked the provisions of section 37 (1) of the Public Order and Security Act chapter 11;17 and approach the minister of Home Affairs and Culture Heritage request for the assistance of the defence forces for the suppression of the commotion and disturbances in Harare central business district.”

Hundreds of MDC Alliance tried to storm Zec offices disputing results of Monday’s elections which saw Zanu PF registering a landslide victory amid delays in announcing the Presidential polls where President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Chamisa were the main contenders.

17 Comments

  1. No to violence and hooliganism please

    1. No stealing elections and subverting the will of the electorate please.

  2. No to terrorism. Biti must be arrested makiyi acho oraswa mulake Chibero. Imbwa yemunhu , very barbaric & stupid. The law of which he is a practitioner says ZEC has up to 4 August to announce the results of the presidential poll. Now this bloodsucker announces fake results to create a crisis for the sake of his NGO friends. This should be the mistake which marks the end of the MDC .

  3. Political leaders who will be found guilty of inciting violence in this election SHOULD be barred from participating in ANY future election

  4. Political leaders who will be found guilty of inciting violence in this election SHOULD be barred from participating in any future election

  5. What must be done to those steal the votes and disregard the wishes of the electorate?

    1. Those who are stealing the people’s votes are inciting violence!

  6. No to the use of live ammunition on unarmed protesters. No to murdering unarmed protesters. It is cowardly for an army to use automatic rifles on its own unarmed civilians.

    1. no to violent protests, burning wares of peace loving Zimbos and forward with following diplomatic ways of airing out your grievances

  7. Comment…never seen such evil not Even Mugabe Era was that evil who made the call for the Army to shot at Civilians he is the one responsible for the death of those pple

    1. Vanhu ngatiregerei kunyeperana, have you seen the photos that are circulating in western media of the protesters and the havoc that they were creating before the army came into the picture.

      When do we start to hold our leaders accountable for the decisions that they make. I agree that the army may have been a step too far, but MDC was deliberately reckless with peoples lifes and they had lost control of their people on the streets after inciting them.

  8. Unfortunately, the people who are killed in the cross fire are not protesters. All over the news they just say’ protesters shot’ which is not true. I saw a woman lying dead , face down while coming from work and still clutching her handbag with a bullet hole on her back along Kenneth kaunda ave pavement near Central police station. The protesters were provoking the police and the army and running to hide in places with heavy human traffic like bus termini amongst people going about their business.

  9. Unfortunately, the people who are killed in the cross fire are not protesters. All over the news they just say’ protesters shot’ which is not true. I saw a woman lying dead , face down while coming from work and still clutching her handbag with a bullet hole on her back along Kenneth kaunda ave pavement near Central police station. The protesters were provoking the police and the army and running to hide in places with heavy human traffic like bus termini amongst people going about their business.

  10. Unfortunately, the people who are killed in the cross fire are not protesters. All over the news they just say’ protesters shot’ which is not true. I saw a woman lying dead , face down while coming from work and still clutching her handbag with a bullet hole on her back along Kenneth kaunda ave pavement near Central police station. Protesters were provoking the police and the army and running to hide in places with heavy human traffic like bus termini.

  11. Comment…Kana MDC-A isirikugutsikana nekukundwa kwayaitwa, yadiyi kutora matanho zvinoenderana neBumbiro reMutemo kutanga. Zvaramba, voti kunhengo dzayo dzakakunda musarudzo dzibude mudare reParamende. Zvadaro, potsvakwazve vamwe vamiriri veParamende neKanzu, nyika yoramba ine RUNYARARO. Nekudaro, MDC-A ngaisiyire vanoda Paramende neKanzuru zvigaro.
    Kuitira kuti ropa risadewuke. Zvinorwadza veduwe, MHIRIZHONGA YAKAIPISA vanhuwe. Vatungamiriri vemapato ezve matongerwo enyika kurudzirayi RUNYARARO munyika. RUNYARARO RWUNOZVARWA NERUDO RWANGU. RUNYARARO RWUNOZVARWA NERUDO RWAKO. RUNYARARO RWUNOZVARWA NERUDO RWEDU TOSE. Chikuru nakare kuti, “KUWIRIRANAKWAKANAKAKUGARAKUNZWANANA GARANEWAKOMURUDOHAMANDISHE.

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    MDCA leaders are to blame for all these and should compensate for loses of lives and property, black listed from participating in any election. who told them votes were stolen? ZANU PF is alive.

  13. The truth is whether mdc is right or wrong,in a civilised world,the army cannot just walk in and start shooting with their out dated vehicles that are battle tired and polluting the enviroment.its a disgrace and appalling.it only shows who is in charge obvious the army is.all ED pretended to have done right is now negative.this fool who looted diamonds mpofu he comes out as the minister of home affairs not knowing parliament was desolved and accordingly he is a former minister as thr constitution is clear in that for you to be a minister,you have to be an mp.these baboons are confused.there is no army tbat can be called without parliamentary approval or if presidential powers are used,they have to be Gazetted.its sad for people to loose lives

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