SAPU: Zim police used as Mugabe’s pawns
The South African Police Union has compared police in Zimbabwe to those operating in South Africa...
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The union says it has been talking to its counterparts from the SADC region regarding law enforcement in the troubled country.
SAPU acting General Secretary Oscar Skommere says they are concenred the very people who have been tasked with ensuring the safety of community members are being drawn into a violent political struggle.
“We are very much concerned to say the Zimbabwean government must stop using the police to keep itself in power.”
He has reiterated the call for SADC leaders to do more to deal with the Zimbabwean crisis.