(Last Updated on April 7, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – The Zimbabwe Republic Police says the country witnessed a surge in both road accidents and fatalities during the just ended Easter Holidays.
Compared to last year’s number of 178 Road accidents, the country recorded 231 accidents while there was an increase in fatalities with 25 recorded compared to 8 from last year.
In a statement on Tuesday, Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the major causes of fatal accidents could be attributed to human error.
“The major cause of fatal road accidents have been observed to be speeding, inattention, misjudgment, overtaking errors, and failure to pay attention to road rules and regulations which can all be attributed to human error,” Nyathi said.
He further urged the drivers to travel at a safe speed considering the state of the roads while cautioning pedestrians to be cautious when crossing any roads.
Meanwhile, Nyathi said the law enforcement officers will be going after all the night clubs and beer halls that breached the set Covid-19 regulations.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police warns all beer hall, bar and night club operators who breached the Government’s Covid-19 regulations that arrests are being effected with appropriate action now in motion to ensure that the Liquor Licensing Board complies with the government’s stance to revoke all licences for all operators who are not complying with the law,” he said.
The statement further warned inter-city bus operators to comply with the set Covid-19 regulations which include not carrying above 50% of the vehicle capacity.