By Staff Reporter
ZIMBABWEANS responded with incredulous scorn as the ZRP said “investigations underway” after a picture emerged of the self-proclaimed prophet and socialite Passion Java wearing a police officer’s hat.
The controversial Java, who has been campaigning for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is shown in the image which since gone viral wearing a female cop’s hat sitting in a vehicle with a woman officer standing next to the car.
According to the Police Act, anyone wearing police gear “without the authority of the commissioner will be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level five or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both”.
In a statement on its Twitter handle, the ZRP said; “The Zimbabwe Republic Police has taken note of a photo circulating on social media in which a female Police officer is seen standing next to a man wearing a Police hat.
“Investigations are underway and a detailed statement will be issued after completion of Investigations.”
The statement drew bemused and incredulous responses. Below are some of the comments;
Nonsense ‘a man” wekuita sei kunge hamusi kuona kuti ndiGava sei. This country is damned. pic.twitter.com/T9joW3kdT9
— Tom Ford (@Lordsalisburry) January 13, 2022
Next to a man wearing a police hat. Who is managing this twitter handle. Are you a police officer or what who does not know the face of Passion Tswibidi Java. Are you afraid of arresting him for misconduct?
— Leonard Koni🇿🇼 (@Leokoni) January 13, 2022
What investigation is needed there when the proof of anything u need to investigate is there in the picture unless like usual with mutemo in Zim that certain people are more equal than others. All is there to see that the person u r referring to as a man is that JAVA character
— Nyasha Gandaz (@NyashaGoonMadri) January 13, 2022
Here is the “man” pic.twitter.com/TSFjU22Ofn
— Muchadura (@Muchadura22) January 13, 2022