Police to enforce strict adherence to the law during Easter

Written by on April 6, 2023

By Bright Ncube

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has intensified patrols to curb violation of road rules and regulations during the Easter holidays.

In a statement, the Zimbabwe Republic Police National Spokesperson , Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi , warned motorists against driving under the influence and breaching regulations.

“As the nation commemorates the Easter Holiday, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has intensified its operations against all forms of road traffic breaches and criminal activities, especially those that affect the economic and social well-being of the country, such as drug and substance abuse, murder, robbery and rape.

Records have shown that speeding, human error, misjudgment, overloading and defective motor vehicles contribute to accidents.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police, therefore, urges drivers to be considerate on the roads and avoid driving under the influence of alcohol ” , he said.

The public is also being urged to be alert and avoid keeping large sums of money at home or when traveling.

“Criminal elements often take advantage of holidays to intensify their criminal enteprises such as committing unlawaful entry , theft and robbery “, said A/C Nyathi.

A/C Nyathi also urged parents to monitor children.

“Parents and guardians are being advised to monitor the movement of their children and ensure that the children , especially the girl child , are left in the custody of mature and responsible people , if they are not travelling with them.

The police will ensure that drug peddlers are arrested and taekn to court for justice to prevail. Criminals involved in drug trafficiking and peddling in communities will certainly be arrested without fear and favour ” , he added .

Members of the public are advised to report all illicit activities on National complaints number (0242) 703631 or whatsapp 0712 800 197.

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