Police Make More Demands On Exemption Letters During Lockdown

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has said that it will be extra vigilant to make sure that individuals who are not authorised to enter into central business districts are blocked.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said they will be thorough on exemption letters to make sure they are not bogus. He said:

For companies or organisations, employees should have letters from the chief executives or general managers stating the place, days and times of reporting on and off duty. The contact details of the chief executive officer should also be indicated in the letter.

Ministries and parastatals at national level need an exemption letter from directors and above stating the duty, place, days and times of reporting. At provincial level, an exemption letter from the provincial head stating the duty, place, days and times of reporting. The letter should also indicate contact details of the responsible person.

Commercial farmers should have an offer letter or lease agreement and an exemption letter certificate from their local police officer in charge while communal farmers should have a supporting letter from the headman or village head stating the business to be done, the date, time, place and an exemption letter from the officer in charge. The contact details of headman or village head to be indicated.

These demands follow the recent review of lockdown regulations by president Mnangagwa at the backdrop of a surge in coronavirus infections.

More: ZBC News


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