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Zimbabwe's Justice Minister Ziyambi said army deployed on streets of Harare

Zimbabwe's Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said the army was deployed on the streets of Harare on Wednesday to disperse a violent crowd and to restore "peace and tranquility."


Reuters 01 Aug 2018, 03:23 PM Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said the army was deployed on the streets of Harare on Wednesday to disperse a violent crowd and to restore "peace and tranquility."

"The presence of the army is not to intimidate people but to ensure that law and order is maintained. They are there to assist the police," Ziyambi said in an interview broadcast on eNCA television. "They are there as a people's army to ensure that peace and security prevails."

Ziyambi added that he had not heard whether people were injured by the army. (Writing by Alexander Winning Editing by James Macharia)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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