The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) says 2 820 people were arrested countrywide for violating COVID-19 control measures on Sunday alone.
Police said the cumulative number of people arrested for COVID-19 related breaches since the imposition of the lockdown on 30 March 2020 now stands at 1 361 397.
In a related development, the police made 81 519 arrests related to cross-border crimes since 1 January 2021 while tens of thousands have been arrested for illegal mining activities. ZRP said in a statement:
The ZRP reports that on 19/12/21, 2 820 people were arrested for COVID-19 related breaches countrywide. The cumulative number of arrests since 30/03/20 now stands at 1 361 397.
On 19/12/21, 403 people were arrested on operation ‘No to Cross Border Crimes/ Fhasi Ngamilandu Yamukanoni Yamashango/ Mhosva Pamiganhu Ngadzipere/ Amacala Kawaphele Emingceleni Yelizwe’. The cumulative number of arrests now stands at 81 519 since 01/01/21.
As of 19/12/21, a total of 11 383 motorists were nabbed for fitting dangerous bar headlights on their vehicles, while 63 559 were arrested on Operation ‘Chikorokoza Ngachipere/ Isitsheketsha Kasiphele and No to Machete Gangs’.