Government has condemned the use of forceful measures by police officers against combis and motorists picking passengers at undesignated points.
This include the use of spikes and buttons by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) personnel. Meanwhile Minister of Home Affairs Kazembe Kazembe has instructed the Police Commissioner General, Gordon Matanga to institute sternous measures against misconduct by some police officers.
“My Ministry does not condone the smashing of vehicle windscreens or windows by police officers. The Commissioner General of Police has assured me that this message will be cascaded to all Police Commanders for the conscientisation of their members.”
Recently some members of the police force were criticized for using force against a vehicle carrying passengers along Second Street in Avenues areas at Bindura pickup point. The police smashed the windscreen of a vehicle resulting in hitting a mother and minor.
“The child and mother were hit by fragments of the smashed windscreen and taken to West End Clinic where medical experts established that the child had no injuries and the life was not in danger. I have directed the Commissioner General of Police to take stern action against these and any other errant police officers.”