Zimbabwe, Botswana enhance cooperation through sport

By Tichaona Kurewa

Various sporting activities featuring the Zimbabwe and Botswana police services took centre stage in the resort city of Victoria Falls this Saturday.

The sporting activities are a fulfillment of part of the resolutions of the Third Session of the Zimbabwe-Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC) held in Victoria Falls in February this year which resolved that the two police services should also enhance cooperation through sporting activities.

Representatives from the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Botswana Police Services highlighted that the games will cement the cordial relations existing between the two sister organisations.

“This will enhance cooperation between the Botswana and Zimbabwe police services. This will enable us to compare notes for the benefit of the two countries,” said Zimbabwe Republic Police representative, Assistant Commissioner Potso Mpofu.

Botswana Police Services Representative Superintendent, Kgotlaetsile Oodira said, “The games are crucial as they allow officers to exchange notes in a relaxed manner. The officers will get used to each other and hence, it will be easy to work together in other areas.”

Participants praised the noble initiative.

“Crime knows no borders, so this will help us to work together in curbing common crimes,” a participant commented.

Another said, “Police officers should be physically fit, so this is the process that takes us to fitness.”

The participants took part in various sport codes, including chess, tug of war, football and netball, among others.