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'Mugabe chosen by God'

New police recruits in Zim pledged their allegiances to God-given leader Mugabe.

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe at a campaign Rally in Harare, Zimbabwe. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

ZIMBABWE - New police recruits at a graduation ceremony hailed President Robert Mugabe as the country's God-given leader, a private newspaper reported on Friday.

Zimbabwe is under local and international pressure to make sure its security forces are impartial, ahead of elections.

It was a pass out parade for 561 new recruits.

The private NewsDay claims that the officers declared their allegiance to Mugabe.

The new cops reportedly chanted that Mugabe was, "The only God-chosen leader of Zimbabwe."

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