Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga took his time to wish Zimbabwe a Merry Christmas and assure them that his department was there to serve and he revealed that he had deployed more officers to maintain peace and order throughout the country. here is a full text of his Christmas message:
I urge motorists not to drink and drive and avoid speeding, especially considering the state of some of our roads and the volume of traffic which is currently experienced on major highways. Some roads are also under construction and as such drivers should proceed with caution. Above all, motorists should be observant and be on the lookout for animals, pedestrians and other obstacles.
My office has implored police officers to take stern action against touts and people hanging precariously on the back of commuter omnibuses or mushikashika vehicles. Commuter omnibus drivers who allow this conduct will also be held accountable. They should not overload their vehicles and stick to the stipulated loads in terms of a vehicle’s carrying capacity. All defective vehicles will be impounded by the police.
May I therefore urge motorists to cooperate with police officers at various check points and roadblocks. Drivers should reduce speed and stop whenever they are directed by police officers to do so. It is an offence for anyone to drive past a police checkpoint, disregarding police signals to stop
Police officers will also be conducting patrols in all residential, industrial areas and places where the public will be gathered during the holiday. Let us all be crime conscious and alert during the holiday.
Source: The Herald