The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has reported that a police officer manning a roadblock was hit and killed by a car on Saturday morning in Harare.
ZRP posted on its Twitter page, warning motorists not to speed at police checkpoints. Said the police:
The ZRP warns motorists against speeding especially when approaching checkpoints and rdblocks. This follows a fatal RTA which occurred on 2/10/21 (0503 hrs) at a Police rdblock near Ushewekunze turn off, along S Mazorodze Rd, where a police officer manning the rdblock died.
A man (26) driving a Yutong bus failed to stop at the roadblock due to speeding and hit a Toyota Hiace vehicle which in turn collided with a Honda Fit vehicle.
As a result, the Toyota Hiace vehicle swerved and knocked down a police officer, who later died upon admission at Sally Mugabe Hospital.
In May, ZRP announced that it was hunting for a kombi (commuter omnibus) driver, Morris Mukwendi (27) who ran over a police officer at a roadblock.
The traffic officer Assistant Inspector Dumisani Pondo was knocked down while manning a roadblock along the City-Amaveni Road and was admitted to Gweru Provincial Hospital.
In June, a police officer was crushed to death by a Zupco bus along City-Khami Road, Bulawayo.
Constable Parity Makaitei Karimazondo was with her colleagues manning a roadblock and she tried to cross the road when the bus knocked her down before dragging her for about 30 metres and grinding her into pieces.
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