ZRP officers for UN peace keeping mission

By Theophilus Chuma

Seven Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers are set to leave the country for a United Nations peace keeping mission in South Sudan.

Briefing the contingent of the seven officers before their, ZRP Commissioner General Godwin Matanga emphasised the importance of upholding high standards of professionalism in discharging their duties.

“As you partake of the arduous task ahead always be mindful that you are duty-bound to foster and sustain peace where you are being deployed. The pace has already been set by your colleagues deployed before you to this end never for a moment lose sight to be ambassadors of the organisation and indeed of our nation,” he said.

Zimbabwean police officers have been outstanding in UN peacekeeping missions in the north-eastern African nation that has been ravaged by years of unrest.

This comes as nine officers from the Zimbabwe Republic Police have just returned from South Sudan after a year-long tour of duty.

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