Cops Pelted With Stones For Enforcing Lockdown

A group of police officers was allegedly pelted with stones at a house in Old Lobengula Suburb, Bulawayo while enforcing the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

The incident occurred last Saturday at around 9.30 pm when the officers went to the house where some people were celebrating the birthday of a colleague.

The officers advised the people to disperse since they exceeded 50, which is illegal under current restrictions.

The revellers responded by throwing stones at the police details and seven men were arrested and the rest dispersed later after officers had fired warning shots.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident.

He said the seven were arrested for failing to obey police instructions enforcing the lockdown.

The ZRP would like to strongly warn the general public that all those who undermine the authority of the police will face the full wrath of the law.

More: The Herald

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