Armed forces must be professional

RECENT utterances by senior members of the police, army and prison services have prompted me to speak out.
The uniformed forces should act professionally, uphold the Constitution and defend the country. It is the duty of politicians to rebuke other politicians not the armed forces. The duty of the armed forces should be to intervene in cases of serious incidents without fear or favour. Also hatred speeches should be far away from the lips of those in uniform.

The armed forces should also know that intimidatory utterances by service chiefs on the outcome of the election do not make the public fear them.

The uniformed and armed forces should also know that their allegiance is to the country and not to individuals.

Tonderai Muchini,

Mutare.