ZRP launches probe into bus teargas incident 

by | Sep 29, 2021 | Crime & Courts | 0 comments


Mako Jerera

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating a case in which some of its officers allegedly threw tear gas canister onto a fully loaded bus in Beitbridge.

Online footage of the incident has seen gone viral, showing passengers struggling with the consequence of the act.

In a statement, Zimbabwe Republic Police said they are looking into the issue and will update the country on their findings.

“The ZRP is investigating the alleged tear smoke incident on a Mulaudzi bus where people are seen scurrying to safety and assistance on a video which has gone viral on social media,” the statement read.

The ZRP said they do not condone the disproportionate use of force by its members.

“The ZRP does not condone such acts by police officers and will certainly ensure action is taken without fear or favour. The public is urged to assist in identifying these officers and also the exact place where the incident took place,” read the statement.

The police is undergoing reform, and the Commissioner General Godwin Matanga has been working to bring a new culture into the force.

Although there have been improvements on the conduct, there are still a few bad apples who act outside the confines of what is expected of them.