In an interview with Daily News, Harare City Council’s director of works Zvenyika Chawatama said the congestion in Harare’s central business district can be eased if municipal police is assisted by Zimbabwe Republic Police officers.
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The congestion in the CBD can be eased if we are assisted by law enforcement from the ZRP. If the police could be returned on the roads it would ease the way motorists move around and reduce unnecessary congestion.
Harare City Council’s head of traffic, Judith Mujegu, said council has been lobbying government so that municipal officers have arresting powers but government is yet to get a response. She said offenders are taking advantage because they know municipal police do not have the authority to arrest them.
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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 and Cultural Heritage. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police
The Harare City Council is an administrative body tasked with providing services for residence of Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. Among other duties, the council is responsible for providing clean drinking water, housing and accomodation, refuse collection facilities and health services. Read More About Harare City Council