The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) boss Godwin Matanga has admitted that he was in charge of military units deployed in Harare after violence rocked the capital.
Addressing a press conference late Wednesday night together with home affairs minister Obert Mpofu, Matanga, however, denied ordering the soldiers to shoot to kill.
He also refused to confirm the soldiers had killed the three protestors.
“I’m not yet aware who is responsible for the killings; now you are telling me that the army has killed people. It’s too early for me to say that. “I’m still investigating, will respond when the time comes,” Matanga was quoted as saying.
Explaining why the police had summoned the military’s help the ZRP commissioner general said most police officers were still deployed away from their normal duties due to the elections.
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