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Police to investigate rape allegations against officers

by Mandla Ndlovu
29 Jan 2019 at 13:44hrs | Views
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has announced that it is ready to investigate allegations of rape by citizens which are leveled against members of the police force.

This was revealed by Chief of Staff Officer (Press and Public relations) to the Commissioner General of police Charity Charamba at a Press Conference on Tuesday afternoon.

"Let it be known that no one is above the law be it or bona fide or bogus members of the security services, or services. Any abuse should be reported to the police with a view to arrest the perpetrator, gather evidence and initiate interventions  for the victim to receive medical treatment."

Charamba disputed reports that rape victims who want to report cases are being bullied by the police.

"reports in some sections of the media that those who have reported are being bullied and labeled are not correct as I have already highlighted that only one case of sexual abuse was recorded at St Mary's Chitungwiza."

Charamba further appealed to members of the public to assist the police with information that can be helpful during the investigations into sexual abuse.

"We are also appealing to other stakeholders who might have information pertinent to our appeal to also come forward and assist. That assistance could be through encouraging those affected to report their casesactually drawing our attention to cases that might have been brought to them.

"Remember we can only rid ourselves of all forms of unethical behavior in our society if we collectively take the necessary action to expose, condemn and make those responsible accountable."

Source - Byo24News