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Mnangagwa takes a swipe at 'Chamisa'?

by Staff reporter
15 Nov 2018 at 14:52hrs | Views
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has censured retrogressive, unpatriotic, selfish individuals who are bent on abusing democracy and not adhering to the dictates of the constitution.

President Mnangagwa made the remarks at the 2018 Presidential Police Parade and Graduation Ceremony held at Morris Depot this Thursday.

The police force play an integral role and the burden of citizens rests heavily on the police force who are constantly called to maintain law and order, hence the graduation of those who successfully complete their training is indeed a momentous occasion.

President Mnangagwa made his inaugural appearance as reviewing officer at the graduation ceremony.

Soon after arrival, Mnangagwa proceeded to inspect the Presidential Graduation Parade to the beat of traditional and gospel music.

After the inspection, it was time for the drills in slow and quick march.

Thirty-five recruits who excelled in their studies were then presented with certificates by the President.

"Be above reproach, be committed to virtues of policing, distinguish yourselves by carrying out your duty with integrity and discipline and adhere to every norm, rule and law that governs your operations," said President Mnangagwa's in his words of advice to the newly graduated officers.

President Mnangagwa said the Second Republic saw the expansion of democratic space in the country but some individuals are now abusing the freedoms which is regrettable.

"It is regrettable that some retrogressive, unpatriotic and selfish individuals are bent on abusing the democracy we now enjoy," said the President.

President Mnangagwa assured Zimbabweans that the report to be released by the Motlanthe-led Commission of Inquiry into the August 1, 2018, Post-Election Violence will be made public.

Individuals and businesses that are promoting corrupt activities and derailing governments' economic turnaround efforts were also castigated.

Members of the police force were also implored to be knowledgeable about reforms and associated legal instruments that have been put in place to deal with cases of corruption and illegal dealings in foreign currency, among other vices.

The 617 recruits who graduated at this Thursday's ceremony are the second batch to undertake a one year course compared to the previous 6 months course.

The new training paradigm also involves on the job training which requires students to be attached to various police stations countrywide before returning to the depot for further refinement and integration of skills.

Source - zbc