By Paul Nyathi|Justice minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi, says the army was deployed into the streets of Harare to disperse a violent crowd and to restore “peace and tranquility.”
“The presence of the army is not to intimidate people but to ensure that law and order is maintained. They are there to assist the police,” Mr Ziyambi said in an interview broadcast on eNCA television.
The Minister denied any knowledge of suspected three people that have been shot dead by the soldiers who are using live ammunition to control the protesting opposition supporters who are demanding the release of presidential election results.
“They are there as a people’s army to ensure that peace and security prevails.”
Mr Ziyambi said he had not heard whether people were injured by the army.