The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and other security services have issued a warning to people who are committing crime particularly robberies whilst wearing military regalia or police uniforms that it is an offence for anyone who is not sanctioned to put on such uniforms

Speaking at a joint media briefing this evening, ZRP National Spokesperson Commissioner Charity Charamba and ZDF Public Relations Officer Colonel Overson Mugwisi said those who have retired, deserted or are absent without official leave must return the uniforms either to the ZDF or ZRP with immediate effect.

Colonel Mugwisi said some of the uniforms worn by the criminals were seized by rogue elements during the recent riots in Epworth and Chegutu.

He cited a case in point where five robbers were arrested in Epworth on the 14th of this month who were using police and military regalia to commit robberies after hiring vehicles from car rentals companies.

Colonel Mugwisi also reminded business people who sell replica military attire that it is an offence to do.