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Zimbabwe police operation goes wrong in Mbare

by Staff reporter
26 Sep 2023 at 16:19hrs | Views
During their 'Tame The Traffic Jungle' operation in Mbare, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) encountered resistance that was documented in a video circulating on social media. In the video, a private car appeared to defy the police's attempt to make an arrest.

The footage depicts two female police officers seated in the back of the alleged private vehicle, struggling to apprehend the driver. An unidentified individual can be seen engaging in a physical altercation with one of the officers through the car window. Amidst this scuffle, the officer's baton stick was seized, prompting her to exit the vehicle.

Prior to this incident, the ZRP had issued a statement lauding the achievements of their 'Tame The Traffic Jungle' operation. This initiative resulted in the arrest of more than 43,000 motorists, with a primary focus on addressing various issues affecting the nation's roads.

Among these arrests, a significant number of 14,469 individuals were detained for involvement in "mushikashika," a crackdown aimed at unlicensed and unregulated public transport. Furthermore, the police's efforts were concentrated on curbing reckless driving, leading to the apprehension of 342 motorists who posed risks to themselves and others on the road. An additional 2,961 individuals were arrested for touting, engaging in the unlawful solicitation of passengers in restricted zones.

The police initiated the 'Tame The Traffic Jungle' operation in response to the alarming increase in road accidents attributed to unlicensed vehicles, unroadworthy vehicles, unauthorized public transport operators, and reckless driving. By targeting these issues, the police aim to enhance road safety and safeguard the well-being of commuters.

Source - Zim Morning Post