Renowned Zimbabwean power couple of gospel music Pastor Charles and Olivia Charamba has been appointed brand ambassadors by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) as part of their efforts to engage various public icons in combating crime.
Speaking at the signing of agreements at ZRP Sports Club in Harare, ZRP Deputy Commissioner General Godwin Matanga said fighting crime needs all stakeholders to be involved, adding that engaging the Charamba couple will yield positive results considering their influence in society.
Accepting the new role, Pastor Charles Charamba said they are committed to working together with the police in fighting crime. They were also granted permission to use police costume when performing their duties.
And as expected the big news was received with different reactions from the Fishers Of Men fans and the concerned public. Many congratulated the Charambas on their new role and expressed hope in them, however, various people criticized the move and has since been sharing their frustration and scepticism on major online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Here are some highlights of what has been going on.
Baba na Mai Charamba sign memorandum of agreement after being appointed brand ambassadors for the Zimbabwe Republic Police pic.twitter.com/df5x2Ja4RR
— ZBC News Online (@ZBCNewsonline) October 30, 2017
Pamwe vangava imbira corruption ikapera
— souljabreezy🇿🇼 (@souljabreezy263) October 30, 2017
Pastors appointed brand ambassadors of a police force responsible for bashing & arresting innocent citizens.double standards us hypocrisy
— Andrew Chikunga (@simango11) October 30, 2017
Associating themselves with a organisation that is repressive,oppressive & corrupt.What is their motive?.
— Simbarashe Zarura (@simbazarura) October 30, 2017
So ZRP actually cares about their brand? With such barbaric, partisan, corrupt forces 1 wouldn’t think they care about the force’s image
— Tafadzwa Dzvaka (@fadzidz) October 31, 2017
The Charambas should fire their Manager. Being associated with ZRP is a massive liability.
— Mazaran (@NMazaran) October 30, 2017
KuZanu pf ndiko Kuri Kuda shoko ramwari
— Percy PnYc mbofana (@Percymbofana2) October 30, 2017