The deployment of Zimbabwean police on peacekeeping missions has over the years demonstrated the country’s commitment to fortifying global peace and security.

Commissioner General of Police Godwin Matanga highlighted this during a briefing and debriefing ceremony for South Sudan and Darfur contingents.

A debriefing ceremony to welcome a contingent of police officers who were on international peacekeeping duties in South Sudan under the banner of United Nations was held in the capital this Tuesday.

The contingent comprises 2 officers; a male and female who were applauded for their sheer hard work and discipline which saw them successfully complete their tasks.

Commissioner General Matanga also bade farewell to departing 14 officers, which comprise 8 males and 6 females who are set to undertake similar duties in Darfur, Sudan.

The police chief underscored the need for the departing officers to prepare for the demanding task ahead.

The returning officers also took the opportunity to narrate their experiences and ordeals in South Sudan.

United Nations peacekeeping missions bring together peacekeepers from different countries but with the same purpose of restoring and maintaining global peace and security.

Many Zimbabwean officers have received accolades from the United Nations and African Union for distinguishing themselves in international peacekeeping missions.