Zimbabwean police & soldiers clash in Harare

Zimbabwe’s security forces say they’re united, after a highly-publicized fight between soldiers and police officers in Harare’s CBD this week.

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HARARE - Zimbabwe’s security forces say they’re united, after a highly publicised fight between soldiers and police officers in Harare’s CBD this week.

In a statement, the national police spokesperson has described the incident as “unfortunate”.

It’s thought the fight was sparked by traffic police, who spiked the tyres of an army truck.

Eyewitnesses say soldiers in uniform stormed through the city centre on Tuesday evening, beating up police officers in retaliation.

An opposition official said the incident showed that factional fights within the ruling party were now emerging within the security forces.

But in a statement on Friday, police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said both the police and defence forces categorically condemned the incident and said a joint team is now investigating.

She added that the security forces were fully united.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)