ZRP taken to court for using “spikes” on motorists

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The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has taken the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to court challenging their use of spikes against motorists. ZLHR wants the practice stopped.

Last month, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Obedingwa Mguni said that government will charge police officers who throw spikes at moving vehicles. According to the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter IV, Section 38 the officers face up to 10 years in prison or a fine of $3 000 or both. He also urged members of the public to take pictures and videos if they witness officers throwing spikes.

More: ZLHR on Twitter

Obedingwa MguniZimbabwe Republic Police

Obedingwa Mguni is a Zimbabwean politician who hails from the ZANU-PF party. He was elected into parliament in July 2013 to represent the Mangwe Constituency. Read More About Obedingwa Mguni

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police

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