Police officers have been instructed by the Commissioner General to sleep at the respective stations awaiting orders.
ZRP boss, Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga has since cancelled all leave and time off for police officers ahead of the protests. The only police officers who have been spared are those on maternity leave. Everyone else has been ordered to prepare to sleep at stations.
Part of a notice from the Officer In Charge at Milton Part Police Station reads,
ALL FORMS OF TIME OFFS AND OCC LEAVE AND VAC LEAVE ARE CANCELLED BY THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF POLICE CMM SERVE TOR THOSE WHO ARE ON MATERNITY LEAVE STOP ALL MEMBERS TO BRING THEIR OWN BEDDING GON THE 30TH DAY OF JULY 2020 (THURSDAY) PREPARED TO SLEEP AT STATION ON STANDBY FOR BRIEFING AND A DEPLOYMENT TO BE CARRIED OUT ON THE 31ST DAY OF JULY 2020 AT 0300 HRS.