This week in Senate President of the Chief’s Council Chief Fortune Charumbira said rural communities were disadvantaged by the national lockdown restrictions and some of them could not even travel to access health facilities, New Zimbabwe reports.
The Chief reportedly asked Justice Minister and head of government business in parliament Ziyambi Ziyambi where the rural folks were supposed to get travel permissions from:
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Our people in rural communities are disadvantaged. Who is supposed to give them letters to travel? There are so many interpretations on the roads as police are demanding too many things. Many are told to return home at police roadblocks because they have no letters allowing them to travel as they cannot make long journeys to try and get letters from authorities.
In response, Ziyambi said people no longer need authorisations to travel since the president downgraded the lockdown a few weeks ago.
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