"...Police officers throughout Zimbabwe have now been authorised to use firearms against civilians whenever violence erupts on the streets. They have been told that if they shoot a civilian dead they will not face a murder charge....
Each police officer is to have a daily allocation of five rounds of ammunition, and stocks are sufficient for the entire Zimbabwe force.
"Authorities fear that if the police do not adopt a hard stance against the growing number of violent activities, the situation might get out of hand," said the source.
He referred to the petrol bombing last week of a crowded passenger train.."
Of course, the bad news is that the police lack training with such weapons, and there is no money for bullets, but the money part is easy to fix: They just print money.