Police officers loot Beer at Media Cocktail

Police officers who were providing security at the traditional Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Delta media cocktail party on Wednesday looted beer which was meant for the scribes.

Journalists and invited guests were shocked when the police officers who were manning the gates when the cocktail commenced suddenly left the gates unattended and took control of beer serving. The police officers who were wielding baton sticks ordered Delta officials from serving journalists alcohol.

"The journalists have been drinking beer while we were guarding the gates. The beer which has left is now ours. The journalists have had their share," said one of the officers as he stood guard to one of the beer fridges.

At one point the police officers threatened to beat the journalist if they continue demanding the beer. One journalist who attended the party described the police's behaviour as unacceptable.

"This was a function for journalists and I wonder why the police took our beer. In future the organisers of this cocktail should put their house in order. When I am invited to a party like this, I do not expect any harassment from anyone especially the police," said the journalist who refused to be named for fear of victimisation.

Delta spokesperson, George Mutendadzamera could not be reached for comment.

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