Mutsekwa questions police protection of Zanu (PF) officers

giles_mutsekwaBULAWAYO- Co-Home Affairs Minister Giles Mutsekwa has said he will summon Bulawayo police boss to explain why he was providing Zanu (PF) politburo members in the city who are not in government with 24-hour protection. (Pictured: Giles Mutsekwa)

He said he will meet with Bulawayo province’s officer commanding police Assistant Commissioner, Steven Mutamba to explain why these officials were being given security at their homes when the same was not being done for members of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). According Zimbabwe laws police protection at homes is only given to government ministers, permanent secretaries and judges of the Supreme and High Courts.

Zanu PF politburo members who are getting 24 police protection at their Bulawayo homes are former Information Minister, Sikhanyiso Ndlovu and former Zanu PF acting political commissar, Richard Ndlovu. These people are not supposed to get such privileges because there are not in government. Bulawayo police are abusing this facility and we condemn this, I am going to call for a meeting with the officer commanding for that province to explain, Mutsekwa told The Zimbabwean.

Mutsekwa said: No senior MDC officials who are not in government gets such police protection and this should be the same in Zanu PF. Last month a Bulawayo police officer, Ekim Mpofu broke into Sikhanyiso Ndlovus Burnside house which he was guarding and stole six eggs, pork slices and bread claiming that he was hungry. The police officer was arrested and dragged to court on house breaking and theft charges. He was sentenced to community services.

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