Zimbabwe deploys five police offers to Sudan
A group of five Zimbabwean police officers are set to leave for SouthSudan to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission.
A farewell event for them was held in Harare on Wednesday.
Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga, reminded his officers that they will be ambassadors of Zimbabwe, pushing the national name forward, as they execute their duties.
“As you partake in this important global peacekeeping responsibility, let it be entrenched in your minds that your colleagues who served in the UN missions across the world left a legacy or exceptional performance,” said Commissioner General Matanga.
Zimbabwe has been seen as a dependable partner in peacekeeping operations, with some ZRP and Zimbabwe National Army officers being recognized for taking part regionally and internationally in peace and security.
“The main reason we are sending you to a foreign land is to ensure peace and security in that country. The people of Sudan will put their trust in you to keep their peace as they endeavor to rebuild their country,” emphasized Commissioner Matanga.
Zimbabwe has outstandingly taken part in UN peacekeeping missions in various nations such as Angola, Somalia, Liberia and Sierra Leone among other countries.
Zimbabwean security officers have served with distinction, a reality which has seen them receive repeat invitations to serve in different missions.