Police Clash With Illegal Beer Sellers Resisting Arrest

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) clashed with some illegal beer sellers who were resisting arrest and charging towards the officers.

This was revealed in a police statement that urged members of the public to comply with members of the public enforcing COVID-19 regulations after some police officers.

In a statement, ZRP said a police crack team enforcing compliance with Covid-19 regulations as well as monitoring beer outlets in Chemagamba, Chinhoyi arrested a beer night club owner, Kombo Museneka (54) for operating without a liquor licence and violating Covid-19 regulations.

The statement further reads:

-The Police team found approximately 50 patrons drinking beer inside and outside the nightclub and ordered the beer outlet to be closed._

_This did not go well with some of the patrons who charged towards the Police and the Police threw a tear smoke canister to disperse the crowd. Investigations are underway._

Some observers, however, said the police was selectively applying the law as ruling ZANU PF gatherings are never disrupted.

Others said the police had found a weapon in COVID-19 to terrorise the opposition and members of the public.

This view echoes a report published earlier this year by human rights watchdog, Amnesty International which suggested that the government had killed a handful and brutalised many in the guise of implementing COVID-19 regulations.

Thousands have been arrested for violating COVID-19 regulations since the outbreak of the coronavirus last year March.

More: Pindula News

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