Susan Page, the US deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs made the remarks on Friday during a visit to Zimbabwe.
“We recognise that not everyone within the Zimbabwe Republic Police and armed forces supports or is engaged in violence,” she said.
“The United States applauds those patriots serving their fellow citizens and their country by maintaining law, order and stability.
“I urge these security service members to stand up to the partisan few among them who are intent on abusing their positions, and their fellow citizens, for personal gain.
“Service to extremists within one party is not service to the nation.”
Page said the US believes Zanu PF would be a part of Zimbabwe’s future.
—By Our Staff