No Intercity Travel, Public Gatherings On Heroes Day – Police
6 August 2021
Statement by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi ahead of the Heroes and Defence Forces day holidays.
HEROES AND DEFENCE FORCES DAY HOLIDAYS
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As the nation commemorates the 2021 Heroes and Defence Forces days, the Zimbabwe Republic Police urges the public to continue observing and complying with the Government's COVID-19 regulations.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police will ensure that no intercity movements are undertaken by travellers in line with the Government's recent ban.
Any pirate taxis, mushikashika or private vehicles found to be carrying passengers during the period will be dealt with in terms of the country's laws.
As from July 2021 to date, the Zimbabwe Republic Police impounded forty-one (41) buses in Masvingo, ten (10) buses in Harare, seven (7) buses in Mashonaland West, five (05) buses in Mashonaland East and four (4) buses in Manicaland for intercity movements in clear violation of the Government's directive.
Transporters are strongly warned against defying the safety measures put in place by Government.
Police will only clear commercial cargo and essential services to pass through checkpoints and roadblocks.
Above all, Police officers will conduct stop and search, blitz and raids to account for people who are contravening the Government's ban on bars, beer halls and nightclubs. Shebeen operators will also be arrested during the holidays.
The public is reminded that all public gatherings are banned and funerals should be guided by the figure of 30 mourners as stipulated by Government.
Since most companies and institutions will be closed during the holidays, the Zimbabwe Republic Police implores Zimbabweans to stay at home, mask up and practice social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police wishes all Zimbabweans an accident and crime-free holiday.