The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has underscored its commitment to discharge its constitutional mandate and ensure that elections are held in a peaceful atmosphere.

The ZRP also called for close collaboration between the police and public in fighting crime.

Addressing stakeholders who converged at Murambinda B primary school in Buhera during the ZRP Manicaland Province Service Charter re-launch, ZRP Officer Commanding Manicaland, Senior Assistant Commissioner Dorothy Kupara said the organization is determined to execute its constitutional mandate and ensure that the coming elections are held in a peaceful and tranquil environment.

ZRP Officer Commanding Rusape District, Chief Superintendent Garikai Gwangwawa said there is need for community involvement in fighting crime.

From January to June this year, Rusape District recorded a one percent increase in theft cases, murder case went up by 14 percent, while rape of juveniles also shot by 20 percent. Cases of robbery declined by 35 percent, while unlawful entry cases went down by 22 percent.