By Alex Bell
SW Radio Africa
29 May 2014
Zimbabwe’s Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri reportedly collapsed during a parade of new recruits at Morris Depot in Harare on Thursday.
Chihuri, who according to media reports was standing next to Robert Mugabe at the time, passed out as he and the ZANU PF leader were about to inspect the graduating officers.
He was taken away on a stretcher.
NewsZimbabwe.com reported that deputy commissioner Godwin Matanga then took Chihuri’s place next to Mugabe.
“There was complete silence among the hundreds of recruits and their relatives with most unsure whether to continue using their cameras and smartphones to take pictures as the police boss was taken away,” NewZimbabwe.com reported.
Chihuri then reappeared about 30 minutes later and carried on as if nothing happened.
No other details were released about the incident.