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Lawyers Protest Police Blitz Targeting Vehicles Without Number Plates

Lawyers Protest Police Blitz Targeting Vehicles Without Number Plates

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) on Friday wrote a letter to Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga protesting over the ongoing police operation targetting “plateless, unregistered and unlicensed” vehicles, saying it unnecessarily restricts citizens’ free movement.

In the letter, human rights lawyer Paidamoyo Saurombe of ZLHR told Matanga that the failure by some motorists to display number plates on their vehicles was not their fault as the Central Vehicle Registry (CVR) was failing to allocate adequate number plates for those who needed them.

Saurombe said it was unreasonable for ZRP to curtail the movement of motorists who have paid for registration plates and were allocated temporary plates which they display together with insurance cover on their vehicles.

He also criticised ZRP for labelling everyone without number plates as being criminal elements committing acts such as armed robbery, kidnapping, unlawful entry as well as hit and run road traffic accidents.

Saurombe asked ZRP to allow access to motorists who have paid and can show proof of payment and insurance as required by the law.

The human rights lawyer said if ZRP continues to restrict the movement of motorists due to the CVR’s failure to timeously issue out number plates, he will approach the courts for recourse against ZRP and other relevant ministries to protect the rights of the public.

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7 Comments

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 5 months ago

ZIMBABWE LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ARE SPEAKING SENSIBLE THINGS.

POLICE SHOULD NOT ARREST THOSE PERSONS WITH PROOF THAT THEY HAVE APPLIED AND PAID FOR THE NUMBER PLATES. IT IS NOT THEIR FAULT, BUT CVR IS FAILING TO COPE.


Tkt 5 months ago

@Bright
pamunonga muchi verenga NEWS do you realy read to know whats happening or just kungo tsvaga anoti pamberi neZANU-PF

" Police Plot Blitz On Unregistered And Plateless Motor Vehicles
1 week ago | 3 comments (join discussion)"

Woreva kuti hauna kumbo bvira waka sangana nenyaya iyi here


El zorro 5 months ago

Kkk

Bright 5 months ago

Ndosaka kuine notice ka nhai iwe

Tambai Njuga 5 months ago

@Bright mapassport e 20 US wakanzwa kupi nezvawo? Ma ordinary epassports 100 US. Ma emergence epassports 200 US


Bright 5 months ago

Iwayo acho. Ndoyandiri kureva iyoyo ndafanidza neye ku Zambia i22 us

Bright 5 months ago

Zvinhu zvemu Zimbabwe ka ndezve kungomhanya avana kutaurira vanhu kti musi wakati tichange tichibata mota dzakadero why same same nenyaya yema passport iya heee anenge achiita ma 20 us APA ahasi agadzirwa hayo



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