The parody account @PoliceZimb tweeted: “We have sent men on the ground to arrest perpetrators who are inciting public violence through the selling of Bananas. PS: The bulletproof vest and helmets are there to protect our police units from the Yellow army.”
But the real @PoliceZimbabwe account has now announced that the tweets from the parody account are not true.
ZRP’s statement reads as follows:
ZRP PRESS STATEMENT 26 JANUARY 2022
FAKE TWITTER ACCOUNT IN THE NAME OF ZRP
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) dismisses a twitter handle dubbed “Zimbabwe Republic Police (@PoliceZimb)” which purportedly joined the social media platform in January 2022.
This handle has nothing to do with Zimbabwe Republic Police at all. Any political statements, campaigns and criminal acts perpetrated by anyone through this fake and ghost twitter handle will be investigated and action taken without fear or favour.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police will also engage appropriate levels to ensure that this ghost twitter account is effectively dealt with.
(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner Senior Staff Officer (Press, Public and Int. Relations) to the Commissioner General of Police Police General Headquarters.