NEW: Police end use of spikes 

13 May, 2022 - 11:05 0 Views
NEW: Police end use of spikes 

The Sunday Mail

Online Reporter 

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has banned the use of hand-held spikes in enforcing traffic rules, adding that police officers who will be found using them will face disciplinary action.

There has been growing concern over fatal accidents caused by vehicles whose tyres would have been deflated by spikes thrown by law enforcement agents.

“The Commissioner-General of Police has noted with concern allegations that police officers are using hand-held spikes whilst trying to stop errant motorists from evading police checkpoints and general enforcement of road rules and regulations in the country,” said Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi on Friday.

“The allegations have resulted in various views from the public, including parliamentarians. In this regard, the Commissioner-General of Police has with immediate effect banned the use of hand-held spikes by police officers whilst performing traffic enforcement duties throughout the country.”

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