Cops heavily deployed for holidays

Cops heavily deployed for holidays
Published: 12 August 2017 (197 Views)
Police have heavily deployed countrywide to ensure that the Heroes Day and Defence Forces Day holidays will be crime and accident- free. Members of the public have been urged to fully cooperate with the police at roadblocks and those on patrol.

Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba warned motorists in a statement to observe road rules and regulations and to ensure that their vehicles were roadworthy to carry passengers and goods.

"Experience has shown that speeding, human error, misjudgement, overloading and defective motor vehicles contribute to accidents," she said.

"Special care should be taken to ensure that tyres are in good condition before embarking on journeys.

"We are appealing to all motorists to drive safely during these holidays and indeed value the sanctity of human life. The ZRP will be out in full force on all the country's major roads and urges all motorists to cooperate with police officers when stopped at roadblocks and check points in order to avoid inconveniences."

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said police would be checking for various traffic violations, targeting stolen motor vehicles, minerals, wanted criminals, cattle rustlers and drug traffickers.

She urged children to be alert for thieves and to be vigilant for traffic, especially in the CBD.

"Parents and guardians should make sure that they leave their children in the hands of trusted adults in the event that they are travelling without them," Snr Asst Comm Charamba said.

"They should avoid leaving the girl child in the guardian of male relatives as some are being sexually abused."

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said the police would be working with other stakeholders such as the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe and Vehicle Inspection Department to ensure that safety prevails on the roads.

"We implore owners of commuter omnibuses to employ drivers who are of the stipulated age, have all the requisite documents to drive Public Service Vehicles and ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy," she said.

"Please, be warned that police will impound all unroadworthy vehicles and take them off the road in order to save lives. Let us all cooperate with police officers as they discharge their duties. Members of the general public are also urged not to board vehicles at undesignated points as they risk being robbed and loose valuables in the process."

Snr Asst Comm Charamba added: "The ZRP wishes to take this opportunity to wish all Zimbabweans an accident free Heroes and Defence Holidays. Police will ensure that peace and tranquillity prevails during this momentous period."

- zimpapers

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Unicef conducts dialogue for persons living with Disability

by Stephen Jakes | 20 October 2017 | 83 Views

Zanu PF intimidating Harare west residents during BVR - Majome

by Stephen Jakes | 20 October 2017 | 159 Views

Formalise art in education curricular: Artists

by Chigumbu Warikandwa | 20 October 2017 | 75 Views

Unisef conducts dialogue for persons living with Disability

by Stephen Jakes | 20 October 2017 | 81 Views

MP engages Harare council over water situation in Haig Park

by Stephen Jakes | 20 October 2017 | 95 Views

Orphan 'abused' at Filabusi Council house

by Stephen Jakes | 20 October 2017 | 113 Views

MRP NEC Realigned and Reassigned

by Stephen Jakes | 20 October 2017 | 73 Views

Tsvangirai turns to God

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 166 Views

Climate change - a boon for spread of mosquito-borne diseases

by Andrew Mambondiyani | 20 October 2017 | 100 Views

Mujuru fires 12 spies

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 109 Views

Bob and Grace Mugabe's Muppet Show is in full swing

by Tafi Mhaka | 20 October 2017 | 151 Views

Footballer loses arm in attack

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 127 Views

KweseTV launches in Mutare

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 94 Views

Undressed man runs amok, destroys windscreens of neighbour's new Merc

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 151 Views

House falls on woman

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 133 Views

Council staffer attempts suicide over fake certificates

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 105 Views

Man fatally assaults wife over thick porridge

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 116 Views

I think I contracted HIV

by Barbara Vhengedza | 20 October 2017 | 152 Views

How to pass O-Level History exams

by Freedom Mutanda | 20 October 2017 | 84 Views

Man jailed for killing an elephant

by Simbarashe Sithole | 20 October 2017 | 68 Views

'Ancestors say I'm too ugly to die'

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 105 Views

Hookers, truckers test for HIV, STIs

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 77 Views

Man bites huge python

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 111 Views

Pregnant smallhouse's stunt goes horribly wrong

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 105 Views

Granny exposes sex-crazed hubby

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 130 Views

Drama as lizard jumps out of woman's bag

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 82 Views

Son beats up daddy over food

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 60 Views

Two men in court for hunting without licence

by Simbarashe Sithole | 20 October 2017 | 52 Views

Man places corpse in tenant's room

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 68 Views

Bosso Royals face collapse

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 65 Views

Faeces-laced love potion poisons hubby

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 51 Views

Abusive ex-hubby stalks woman

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 64 Views

Usiphatheleni 'robbers' acquitted

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 61 Views

Maybe one should move to Harare to make it!

by Nkululeko Nkala | 20 October 2017 | 98 Views

Nobuntu in US debut

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 69 Views

Former cop in hot soup

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 60 Views

Man gambles away cash, shoes, phone

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 60 Views

Woman fined 47 goats for calling neighbour prostitute

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2017 | 60 Views