The Kwekwe Mayor Angeline Kasipo has revealed that Kwekwe residents are ignoring lockdown restrictions and further denied rumours circulating that at one point she had to call the army on the non-compliant residents.
Speaking to New Zimbabwe the MDC Councillor said:
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As a local authority, our concern is to ensure awareness, prevention and cure..Compliance is generally very low amongst the residents in Kwekwe, not only in the Central Business District but also in residential areas such as Mbizo which is the largest residential area in Kwekwe
I never at any time mentioned soldiers, the army or the need to bring in (unleash) the army,
Her reports on the residents not adhering to the lockdown restrictions were further confirmed by Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-SA) which said it was receiving tip-offs of police officers taking bribes from lockdown defiants to look the other way.
The Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-SA) is receiving tip-offs of police officers (from Zimbabwe Republic Police) who are soliciting for bribes during the mandatory coronavirus (Covid-19) shutdown period that commenced on the 30th of March 2020.
After receiving the bribes, the police give a blind eye to people violating the Covid-19 regulations.
Businesses pay bribes to operate outside the gazetted periods. Individuals violating the Covid-19 pay bribes to avoid being arrested.Motorists pay bribes to visit town without giving valid reasons. Shebeen operators pay bribes to operate hustle free in violation of the law
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