ZRP warns against violence as Chamisa Con-Court fight starts

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By Idah Mhetu

THE police have warned “those bent on instigating violence” against undermining law and order beginning Wednesday as the Constitutional Court hears an opposition challenge against the July 30 election results.

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is challenging his defeat by President Emmerson Mnangagwa who polled 50.8 percent against the opposition leader’s 44.3 percent.

In a statement earlier this week, ZRP spokesperson Charity Charamba said police will be on high alert following threats propagated on social media meant to derail the court process.

“The Zimbabwe Republic police is appealing to all Zimbabweans to remain calm and peaceful as the court process unfolds,” said Charamba.

“We are therefore urging interested parties to allow due process of the court to be conducted without any hinderance.”

Charamba said the ZRP would ensure that members of the public are safe and able to conduct their normal activities in Harare’s “central business district in peaceful environment”.

“We want to warn those bent on instigating violence that the law will applied without fear or favour.”