In a statement on Wednesday, the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) said it will conduct snap searches for ZNA uniforms and other resembling clothing items in residential areas starting this weekend.
ZNA said the search has been necessitated by the rise of criminal activities by people wearing military regalia. Members of the public are urged to surrender clothing items before searches are conducted. We publish the full statement below:
The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) is advising members of the public that it will conduct snap searches for ZNA uniforms and other resembling clothing items in residential areas starting on this weekend.
This has been necessitated by the sharp rise in cases of theft, robbery, etc, executed using military regalia mostly by rogue elements of the society. Members of the public are urged to voluntarily surrender these clothing items to the search teams before the searches are conducted or surrender them to the nearest police station or army camp.
Please be warned and comply accordingly to avoid any inconveniences that might be caused by the exercise.
Zimbabwe National Army
The Zimbabwe National Army is the country’s military wing which was established with the role of ensuring territorial integrity, peace, stability and security. The force was established in 1980 after the country attained its Independence from colonial rule. The opposition has accused Zanu PF of using the army to suppress its political rivals to retain power during election period.