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Police Officers Criticised For Lack Of Seriousness In Attending Accident Scenes

Police Officers Criticised For Lack Of Seriousness In Attending Accident Scenes

The Zimbabwe Passengers Association (ZPA) has petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe and Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga over police officers’ lack of seriousness in attending to accident scenes.

They alleged that in some incidents, police attended to accident scenes two hours later.

In the petition, seen by NewsDay Zimbabwe, ZPA secretary-general Paul Makiwa said police were seemingly obsessed with recording statements at accident scenes rather than saving the lives of the injured. He said:

We witnessed an accident on August 1 in Kwekwe and people were injured and taken to hospital for medical attention by well-wishers before the police officers arrived. It took the police officers about two hours to arrive at the scene. One police officer queried why those who were injured were taken to hospital before the police arrived, adding that it would be difficult for the police to record their statements when the injured are no longer at the scene. In a way this police officer acted wrongly. His superiors also humiliated the members of the public.

Makiwa said the police charter stipulated that they should save lives when accidents happen and follow victims to the hospital if they want to take statements.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi told NewsDay Zimbabwe that police were working within set rules.

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13 Comments

Porisi sipokisimeni 1 month ago

ZRP is not there to serve the interest of the Nation, but " to work within set rules"


Terrace Watch 1 month ago

Torai Mari United maporisa aivako karenot nhasi asi vomushika shika kanhi.


Aratijiyesi 1 month ago

Our Police force mostly they act unprofessional such that they become public enemies. Zvanzi matakurirei vanhu tisati tasvika ivo vauya after 2hours. Vaida kuti mwana wani afe???


Mshayazafe 1 month ago

The ZRP only features conspicuosly on road blocks, they have a passion for road blocks....and when barring opposition rallies, they come in their full strength armed to the teeth. When it comes to other crimes they grow cold feet. Something must be done to make them like their duties.


mwenewazvo 1 month ago

taura hako,vanongwarira zvisina basa


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Asi pakanzi pane rally yeCCC, ZRP inenge yavapo 4hours before scheduled time, in full riot gear water cannons, dogs and all.

Unobva wazvishairwa pazvo


XXX 1 month ago

What do expect kune mushandi akupihwa $39000-00 rtgs divided by $1000 rtgs it translate to $39 us. Mari madiii vene vayooo


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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Its a pity ina dem city 😂


ZIMBA🇿🇼Original 1 month ago

don't blame the police personnel but the institution is not adequately funded,,,avana zvikwanisiro ,,,


mwenewazvo 1 month ago

ini zvondinetsa kuti security inombonzi haipo function isati yaitwa inozobva kupi inouya kuzodzivisa.inenge yawanikwa kupi within a short space of time kudaro.haaa zvakaoma hazvo,asi tichazvitaura hedu rimwe gore

ZIMBA🇿🇼Original 1 month ago

Rallies can be planned aahead of time this will make both police and political fanatics ALERT.
But no one can plan for a road accident .
We still need to upgrade both our police and medical institutions especially on how to handle such critical incidents

dispenser 1 month ago

Haa Zimba nhaiveduwe zvikwanisiro zvowanikwa kana kwava Ku blocker veCCC kuti vasaita ma functions avo . rapid response .🤔🤔

Jim 1 month ago

I blame the govt on this one. the salary the govt is offering to police is to low hence they end up with no motivation. why shld they run to do a job which pays nuts. if you want someone to be effective then pay him/her motivating. that's one of the simplest rules in business. I wonder why these zanu danderheads don't understand it. hu**** here kana kuti chi satanist(agents of Lucifer)



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