Zimbabwe will send officers to "study various fields of knowledge" in Belarus.
Policemen from Zimbabwe will be trained in Belarus as part of the memorandum on cooperation in combating crime signed between the two countries. Zimbabwe media writes about this, Belsat reports.
The memorandum signed by the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, Ihar Shunevich, and his colleague from Zimbabwe Oberth Mpofu provides for cooperation in combating drugs, trafficking in human beings, terrorism, as well as assistance in modernizing the African state’s police service.
As Mpofu informed President Emmerson Mnangagwe, Zimbabwe will send officers to Belarus to "study various fields of knowledge." Moreover, local edition Chronicle writes that the training mission will be financed by the Belarusian authorities.
The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Zimbabwe says that a group of police officers will be sent to Belarus in the near future. In turn, Zimbabwe will be visited by Belarusian security officials, who will advise local authorities on how to modernize the law enforcement system in the country.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, nicknamed "Crocodile," started to rule Zimbabwe after the coup in November 2017, when dictator Robert Mugabe, who headed the country for 27 years, was deposed from the presidency.
When Mugabe came to power in 1980, Zimbabwe (the former British colony of Rhodesia) had one of the strongest economies among African states. Now the country is among the thirty most poor countries of the world. Mugabe’s regime is accused of black racism, torture and murder of political opponents, corruption and electoral fraud. Mnangagwa's reputation is no better – he was nicknamed "Crocodile for his brutality during the civil war, and during Mugabe’s presidency he headed special services and personally led political repression in Zimbabwe.