The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has reminded members of the public that the national lockdown and curfew order is still in force.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said in major cities across the country, motorists are transporting commuters in blatant violation of lockdown measures while some are bribing police officers to be allowed to pass through security checkpoints.
Nyathi warned that those found on the wrong side of the law will be dealt with accordingly. He said:
Motorists are advised against conniving with unruly security service members to gain passage at the checkpoints as they will be dealt with in terms of the law.
The police have noted that some members of the public have become complacent and are now violating the national lockdown measures in various suburbs in the country and committing various offences, which include unnecessary movement, liquor offences and others.
In Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Masvingo, motorists are transporting commuters in open defiance of the lockdown measures.
Members of the public should take note that the lockdown and curfew order are still in force and police will arrest all those found violating these regulations.
In a statement this Friday, police said since the onset of the national lockdown on 30 March 2020, 393 504 people have been arrested for violating national lockdown measures.