The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said there will be no sacred cows in an operation targeting unregistered, unlicensed and plate-less vehicles which started on Saturday.
Police Chief Superintendent Staff Officer, Blessmore Chishaka said Government-owned motor vehicles will not be receiving any preferential treatment during the operation.
Police have linked robberies, kidnappings, rape, murder among other serious crimes to criminals moving around driving unregistered and plate-less vehicles. Said Chishaka:
As we carry out this operation, the motoring public is advised that there are no exemptions as far as this operation is concerned.
All plate-less, unregistered and unlicensed motor vehicles will be impounded, and cases referred to court for prosecution including Government vehicles.
The operation is being conducted to account for criminals who are committing crimes using these plate-less, unregistered and unlicensed motor vehicles.
We continue to warn all those with criminal intentions that we will be ruthless with them in ensuring that sanity prevails on our roads.
On Sunday the ZRP said the operation started off with a total of 967 arrests being made countrywide on the first day, that is, Saturday.
784 vehicles were impounded and 179 motorists were fined for various offences while four others were issued with notices to appear in court (form 265), according to the police.