Police clamp down on hooligans

police__great_zim_universityHARARE - Zimbabwe's police force has warned "criminals and hooligans" that they will not escape punishment if they disrupt public hearings on a new Constitution again.

A tough-talking Acting Officer Commanding Harare Province, Assistant Commissioner Angeline Guvamombe, reassured Zimbabweans that members of the public should attend future COPAC outreach programs without fear of intimidation. She said stern action would be taken against mischief-makers.

While the police chief assured Zimbabweans that they should not get unduly worried about their security after the public hearings resume, an MDC spokesman said the party was disappointed by the police’s inaction in the violence last month that claimed the life of one MDC activist Chris Mandizvidza at Mai Musodzi Hall in Mbare.

We will deploy adequate personnel at the future COPAC meetings which will include roadblocks, foot patrols and reaction teams. I warn all the hooligans and criminals that we are ready for you, Guvamombe told a news conference. She praised the people for exercising restraint and maintaining the peace in the wake of the violence.

The Constitution outreach meetings in Harare were supposed to resume on September 16, but have been indefinitely postponed.

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