The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) have dismissed social media claims to the effect that Zimbabweans should not go to work tomorrow, Monday 06 August, 2018.

In a joint press statement, the ZRP and ZDF “noted with great concern falsehoods that are being peddled on social media which are obviously meant to cause alarm and despondency in the country.”

“Some of the false messages include the one where it is alleged that soldiers are calling upon the people of Zimbabwe to go onto the streets and shut down Zimbabwe. For the record, this message and its contents should be dismissed. The Zimbabwe Defence Forces does not communicate through social media. Such propaganda is meant to incite public violence and tarnish the image of Zimbabwe Defence Forces,” read the statement, signed by ZRP Spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba and ZDF Spokesperson, Colonel Overson Mugwisi.

The security services urged Zimbabweans to ignore the message and report to their work places and businesses without hindrance.