Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga while before the Health and Child Care Parliamentary Portfolio Committee yesterday said his subordinates were working without PPE or COVID-19 allowances and lamented councillors who were issuing out exemption letters to people who want to be expected from lockdown restrictions, Newsday reports.
Matanga threatened to arrest a few councillors to prove his point as he said this before the committee:
I am looking at situations where an ordinary person goes into town to fend for their families without a letter of authority and if my officers allow people to just get in to do anything we will have a serious problem.
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I have evidence that some sitting councillors are authorising people to go into the CBD and yet those councillors have no right to do so, and by the end of this week, I want to lock down two or three councillors to prove a point.
When asked why ZRP deployed more than 50 officers to Harvest House on 4 June he said ZRP does not interpret the law they only enforce it. Matanga said even though they had no PPE, no police officer has ever tested positive for COVID-19.