By Own Correspondent| The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed the death of 3 people whose identities have not yet been confirmed, in today’s violent clashes between the army, police and citizens who were demanding the release of election results for the presidency.
Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba revealed this in a press statement where she appealed to members of the public to visit Parirenyatwa group of hospital and help in the identification of the trio.
Said Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba:
“We urge the public to remain calm and never be persuaded into commiting any acts of violence.
We are seized with viewing video footage of political leaders who are on record inciting violence. Inciting violence is contrary to the law.
Such developments derail all efforts to maintain peace and order. Surely the loss of life under any circumstances is not acceptable.
Let me warn those involved in damaging shops, looting, burning property and conducting unlawful gatherings that the full wrath of the law will catch up with them.
Those involved in this violence today caused massive destruction of shops…However, we managed to disperse the marauding group. We are warning political party leaders not to incite violence because the long arm of the law will catch up with them.
Meanwhile we are keen to interview MDC Alliance’s Tendai Biti and Happymore Chidziva and we are asking them to present themselves to the police so that they can assist us with investigations.”