THE military has retained its presence at strategic State security institutions such as the Police Support Unit headquarters at Chikurubi in Harare, although soldiers were withdrawn from the streets and highways at the end of Operation Restore Legacy on Monday.
Armoured vehicles were still stationed outside the Police Support Unit headquarters yesterday with several soldiers guarding the premises.
Zimbabwe Defence Forces spokesperson Colonel Overson Mugwisi declined to comment over the issue, saying he was on leave. He referred all questions to army spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Alphios Makotore, whose mobile phone went unanswered.
The tanks were driven to strategic State institutions at the launch of Operation Restore Legacy mid-November as the military intervened in the Zanu PF succession ructions that eventually forced then President Robert Mugabe to step down paving way for his former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa to take over the reins of power in both government and the ruling Zanu PF party. Newsday