(Last Updated on February 4, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Police say they are concerned about the increase in national lockdown violations around the country as the public has become complacent.
In a statement, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the police had noted that members of the public had become complacent especially in major cities around the country.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police has noted that some members of the public have become complacent and are now violating the national lockdown measures in various suburbs in the country and committing various offences which include unnecessary movements, liquor offences and others.
“In Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare and Masvingo motorists are transporting commuters in open defiance of the lockdown measures. Motorists are warned against conniving with unruly security service members to gain passage at checkpoints as they will be dealt with in terms of the law,” said Nyathi.
Nyathi warned the public that the lockdown measures were still in force and further urged citizens to stay at home and comply with all safety measures.
“Members of the public should take note that the lockdown and curfew order are still in force and police will arrest all those found violating these regulations and ensure only essential service providers are accessing central business districts…
“The Police reiterate its call for the public to stay at home mask up and comply with all safety measures put in place by the Government to avoid spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic and avoid being found on the wrong side of the law,” he added.
Police say 389 944 people have been arrested for violating lockdown regulations since 30 March 2020.