Nuclear and radiological terrorism poses a threat to international peace and security in the world.

This came out at the official opening of the Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSP) review in Harare today (Monday).

The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) officially opened the INSSP review for Zimbabwe to ensure that sustainable measures are taken to combat the threat of sabotage or the use of radio-active materials for malicious acts.

Speaking at the event, RPAZ CEO, Mr Reward Severa said Zimbabwe has pristine destination sites that attract tourists from the world over and safety and security are important components for the provision of quality tourism experience.

Zimbabwe, while in the past has relied on intelligence and information alone, has been able to deal with incidents involving illicit trafficking of radio-active materials.

The introduction of nuclear security detection equipment at the points of entry and exit further enhances the country’s capability to deal with illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radio-active materials.

The review mission is aimed at developing an updated INSSP for Zimbabwe that will be implemented over the next four years.