The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has dismissed a false message circulating on the social media to the effect that police in Harare have denied war veterans and children of war veterans the opportunity to hold a public gathering or demonstration.

Officer Commanding Police Harare Central District, who is the regulating authority in terms of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) chapter 11:17 says the purported message is false.

In a statement to the ZBC News, Police Spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said no notification of any meeting or gathering has been received by the police.

He said the ZRP has therefore launched full scale investigations to establish the origins and motive of the false message.

Chief Superintendent Nyathi warned individuals or syndicates bent on causing alarm and despondency in the country through unfounded messages that the full wrath of the law will be applied without fear or favour.