THE Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Affairs has described the allegations of Zimbabwe Defence Forces deployments in Mozambique as fake news.
In a statement, Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs Oppah Muchinguri said the ministry notes with great concern increasing false allegations of Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) deployments in Mozambique as published by some sections of the media.
“The Ministry of Defence would like to inform the public that it is not true that the ZDF deployed troops in Mozambique to fight some armed elements destabilising that country.
The deployment allegations are not only outright falsehoods but malicious, hence fake news should be dismissed with the contempt they deserve,” she said.
Muchinguri-Kashiri said whenever the ZDF is deployed the population is always informed in accordance with dictates of the country’s constitution adding that those bent on peddling falsehoods should be advised that the long arm of the law will catch up with them.