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Zimbabwe’s 40 roadblocks countrywide does not make sense

Zimbabwe’s 40 roadblocks countrywide does not make sense

ALTHOUGH the government’s decision to re-look the issue of roadblocks, which has become a major concern to motorists and tourists because of their frequency, with a view to reducing the numbers was a welcome move, reducing them to just 40 countrywide does not make any sense at all. One is tempted to think that perhaps […]

As Roadblocks Reduced, Zimbabwe ‘Revenue’ Police Swoop On Hotels

As Roadblocks Reduced, Zimbabwe ‘Revenue’ Police Swoop On Hotels

As government says it is reducing the number of roadblocks, ZRP officers appear to have found a new avenue for making money as they have besieged Bulawayo food outlets and hotels where they are issuing tickets for what operators feel are flimsy offences. ZRP officers have been accused of fleecing motorists by forcing them to […]

Zimbabwe Republic Police roadblocks rake in US$60 million

Zimbabwe Republic Police roadblocks rake in US$60 million

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) expects to collect nearly US$60 million from traffic fines this year, nearly double last year’s projection, according to Parliament’s budget oversight office. The police’s pervasive presence on the country’s roads has drawn complaints from frustrated motorists, commuters and tourists, triggering debate within Cabinet and Parliament. The ZRP has never revealed […]

Robert Mugabe orders Zimbabwe police to reduce roadblocks

Robert Mugabe orders Zimbabwe police to reduce roadblocks

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, two weeks ago, reportedly ordered the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to reduce the number of roadblocks, saying they were becoming an inconvenience to motorists and the travelling public. Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni made the revelations in Parliament yesterday. “Two weeks ago, President Mugabe chaired a meeting that resolved that roadblocks […]

Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri faces jail, gets 14-day ultimatum

Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri faces jail, gets 14-day ultimatum

COMMISSIONER-GENERAL of Police, Augustine Chihuri, was on Monday given a 14-day ultimatum to pay $58 131 in terminal benefits to a former top officer, failure of which he will be jailed for 30 days for contempt of court. High Court judge, Justice Jester Helena Charehwa, ruled in favour of the former officer, Anatos Mpofu, who […]

Did On Duty Zimbabwean Cop Have a Little Too Much To Drink?

Did On Duty Zimbabwean Cop Have a Little Too Much To Drink?

A video showing an apparently drunk police officer in full uniform is getting quite a reaction. The real question is, will he be seen in police uniform again? Please follow and like us:

Zimbabwe Govt okays use of spikes

Zimbabwe Govt okays use of spikes

The Government has written to the police giving the force the green light to use spikes and guns to stop vehicles only in extreme cases of criminality, but ordered the implementation of an earlier instruction to reduce the number of roadblocks. Home Affairs Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo said yesterday that he wrote to Police Commissioner-General […]

How Zimbabwe National Roads Administration bosses were let off the hook

How Zimbabwe National Roads Administration bosses were let off the hook

The first part of this investigative piece done by The Standard in partnership with the Information for Development Trust (IDT) published last Sunday revisited the alleged Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) corruption scandal in which the state institution acquired 40 graders at a cost of more than $8 million without going to tender, providing yet […]

Zimbabwe traffic police warned about illegal impounding of vehicles due to spot fines

Zimbabwe traffic police warned about illegal impounding of vehicles due to spot fines

IT is illegal for police to impound vehicles at roadblocks to force motorists to pay spot fines as it is outside the scope of their work, Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has said. Chombo said if caught, the traffic police officers will be dealt with. Responding to questions during a Press conference in Harare yesterday, […]

Deadly Zim Potholes: 14 Mourners Perish in Zimbabwe Road Accident

Deadly Zim Potholes: 14 Mourners Perish in Zimbabwe Road Accident

In yet another disaster alleged to have been caused by the bad state of Zimbabwe’s roads, fourteen family members who were on their way to a funeral have been killed in a collision between the taxi they were travelling in and a haulage truck near the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo. The […]

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