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Police dismiss circulating video

by Staff reporter
30 Nov 2019 at 10:42hrs | Views
THE police last night dismissed a video which went viral on social media yesterday as an old  footage from the violence which occurred in Harare three years ago when one of its cars was burnt by rioters.

In the video, dated November 26, but without the year, an angry mob could be seen tearing an officer's hat and later burning a police car from the national quartermaster division.

This led to frenzied speculation that the incident happened on Tuesday along Harare street.

"I can confirm that this is an old video from August 2016 when one of our cars from the Police General Headquarters (PGHQ) was burnt when our officers had been deployed to do their tasks in the city centre.On the same day that one of our vehicles was burnt, the ZBC had also its car set alight. People who are circulating the video are trying to create an impression that it is very recent," national police spokesman, Paul Nyathi said last night.

Source - dailynews