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Police deny sanctioning July 31 anti-sanctions demo

by Moyo Roy
09 Jul 2020 at 17:16hrs | Views
Zimbabwean Police have disowned a letter circulating on social media accenting to an application to hold a demonstration by the Zimbabwe Anti-Sanction Allied Movement on 31 July.

 The letter, dated 9 July 2020 and allegedly written by a Chief Superintendent S Matongo, the Officer Commanding Harare Suburban District, gives a green light to the demonstration on July 31, a proposed date for demonstrations against the government.

However, the police have said the letter is doctored.

"The ZRP dismisses a letter which has been posted on the social media platform indicating that Chief Superintendent Matongo, the Officer Commanding Harare Suburban District has sanctioned a purported demonstration by Zimbabwe Anti-Sanction Allied Movement set for 31 July 2020 in Harare CBD and Westgate.

"This is a forged letter with a fake signature which does not belong to the senior officer. Chief Superintendent does not command Harare Central District and as such cannot sanction demonstrations or activities in Harare CBD," said the police in a statement.

"The date stamp on the letter does not belong to Chief Superintended Matongo's office. In this regard, the ZRP dismisses the fake letter with the contempt which it deserves.

"In fact, no notification has been made to the relevant regulatory authority by Zimbabwe Anti-Sanctions Allied Movement."

Source - Byo24News

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