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ZRP warns travellers, motorists and bars

ZRP warns travellers, motorists and bars. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned members of the public particularly those intending to travel and motorists against violating the country’s rules and regulations. We present ZRP’s statement in full below.

As the nation commemorates the Easter holiday, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) reminds members of the public that the Government’s COVID-19 regulations announced by His Excellency, Head of State and Government and the Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa on 30th March 2021 will be enforced without fear or favour.

The Police will ensure that all visitors to the country comply with the safety and health measures pronounced by President Mnangagwa. No movements to and from boarding schools by either parents or pupils will be allowed on Police checkpoints and roadblocks. May I take this opportunity to warn bars and nightclub operators that they must religiously comply with the Government’s directive to remain closed. Anyone who disregards the directive will be dealt with in terms of the country’s laws.

Those who are taking advantage of the public by offering fake COVID-19 certificates will be severely dealt with by the Police. The public should seriously take note of the Government’s advice to defer unnecessary travel in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute towards the maintenance of law and order in the country.

The public must note that social gatherings which include weddings, churches and funerals are still limited to a maximum of 50 people, wearing of masks is still mandatory and the curfew order remains effective from 2200 hours to 0530 hours, the next morning.

The issue of social distancing should be prioritized at all times. The ZRP urges all motorists and the general public to observe road rules and regulations and ensure that motor vehicles are roadworthy for carrying passengers and goods.

Records have shown that speeding, human error, misjudgement, overloading and defective motor vehicles contribute to accidents. Motorists should ensure that tyres are in good condition before embarking on journeys. We are appealing to all motorists to drive safely during this holiday and avoid overtaking in situations that are not safe to do so.

We urge motorists to co-operate with police officers when stopped at roadblocks and checkpoints in order to avoid inconveniences. Police would be checking for various traffic violations, stolen motor vehicles, smuggling of minerals, criminal movements, cattle rustlers nd drug traffickers on all major highways and roads in the country.

Stakeholders such as the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe and the Vehicle Examination Department will be working closely with the ZRP to make sure that the holidays are accident-free through awareness campaigns and blitz on errant motorists.

Police will impound all defective or un-roadworthy vehicles in order to safeguard lives. Members of the public are urged to avoid boarding Mshkashika or unregistered vehicles as they risk being mugged. Above all these vehicles are not licenced or insured to carry passengers.

Those travelling must always ensure that properties are secure. Please do not to leave keys under doormats, flower pots or any obvious place. The ZRP will deploy officers to curtail criminal activities throughout the country through patrols, stop and search and crime awareness campaigns. Police commanders will ensure that officers perform duties according to set standards.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police wishes all a happy and accident-free Easter Holiday

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Source – Pindula news

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