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Zimbabwe police officer's boot breaks the internet

by Staff reporter
14 Jul 2020 at 17:13hrs | Views
An image of an old and torn police boot has gone viral on the internet causing social media users to respond with mixed reactions.

Some social media users felt pity for the uniformed forces and questioned why the government was not taking care of them.

Other users, however, said the police officers deserved ill-treatment because they were used by the state to oppress civilians.

The picture comes at a time when there has been increased criminal activities conducted by members of the security forces.

Zimbabwe's police are known for using tear gas and batons to quell anti-government protests.

The opposition parties are planning what they say would be a peaceful protest to press President Emmerson Mnangagwa to set up a transitional authority to address economic problems and organize credible elections.

Zimbabwe’s economic turmoil with inflation above 1000%, widespread power cuts lasting up to 19 hours a day and shortages of water are blamed for the rising political tensions. From the hope that swept across the country with the forced resignation of repressive ruler Robert Mugabe in November 2017, the nation has returned to widespread resentment and fear, according to government critics and residents.

Source - Byo24News