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ZRP commissioner general Augustine Chihuri has apologised to President Robert Mugabe and the entire police force for his “embarrassing” collapse during a pass out parade at Morris Depot in Harare Thursday.

Chihuri collapsed in front of Mugabe, now 90 years old, and other top security services chiefs who also attended the event.

He suddenly fell down in a heap while standing next to the veteran leader who was delivering a speech to the newly trained cops.

The police chief was quickly taken away on a stretcher with deputy commissioner Godwin Matanga taking over his boss’ place next to Mugabe.

Last night, Chihuri apologised for the “embarrassment” adding the ZRP would rethink the time taken for the exercise.

He then heaped praise on Mugabe who has been dogged by speculation over his own health, saying those doubting the President’s fitness should have been there to witness for themselves.

“Those who think President Mugabe is not fit should come to me as I collapsed while the President was there standing,” Chihuri said adding that “We stand for too long on these parades”.

Mugabe totally ignored made no reference to Chihuri’s collapse in his address which focussed on corruption, violence and civil servants salaries.

Looking fit after a recent trip to see his medics in Singapore, the aged leader spoke for about 20 minutes.

He said it was the desire of his Zanu PF government to ensure that salaries of its workers progressively match the poverty datum line.

Source : New Zimbabwe