The Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, Augustine Chihuri says the inclusion of history in the police curricula helps the organisation to come up with diligent and patriotic officers who fully understand the countryâ€™s liberation struggle.
Addressing recruit officers who have returned from Chimoio and Nyadzonya shrines, Commissioner General Chihuri said the organisation wants to mould officers who appreciate the countryâ€™s history and can be examples of patriotic Zimbabweans.
He encouraged Zimbabweans to vote wisely in next yearâ€™s elections so as to protect the countryâ€™s sovereignty.
â€œOfficers must vote wisely and must consider that this country came through the barrel of a gun and we will never allow puppets to lead us. Anyone can rule this nation but what we donâ€™t want is kuitwa chidzoyi chekuredzesa hove,â€ said Commissioner Gen Chihuri.
Commissioner General Chihuri castigated the West for looting the countryâ€™s resources saying police officers will never relax as long as imperialists continue their efforts to plunder the countryâ€™s resources.
Recruit officers who have returned from the tour commended the organisation for giving them an opportunity to visit the historic shrines.
â€œWe have learnt a lot about the countryâ€™s history and our tour has helped us understand the history of the liberation struggle,â€ they said.
Following the realisation that some Zimbabweans do not have a clear understanding of the countryâ€™s history, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has sent some of its recruits for educational tours at Chimoio and Nyadzonya as part of police training.
The trip was the first time that the ZRP has sent officers undergoing training to Chimoio and the organisation has indicated that the educational tours will continue so as to mould responsible police officers.