Latest News Editor's Choice

News / National

Cop collapses after inhaling teargas smoke 'made for elephants'

by Staff reporer
14 Jan 2019 at 22:02hrs | Views
Two female police officers and two judiciary officials in Bulawayo collapsed as a result of tear smoke while scores of people including one elderly woman walking near the High Court were injured during the #ShutdownZimbabwe melee today.

The anti-riot police in Bulawayo throwing teargas which protesters are alleging is made for elephants into people's homes during the protests which turned violent.

The police had torrid time as they tried to control disgruntled citizens who came out in their numbers to vent out their frustration.

"These riot police officers are being overzealous. How can they throw tear gas at the High Court where there are other police officers. They must be under the influence of drugs because this behaviour is strange," said one of the ZRP officers.

The official opening of the High Court was delayed for almost three hours while the ceremonial parade was cancelled due to tense situation in the city.

Source - newzimbabwe