Police Warn Kadoma Residents Over Flouting Covid 19 Regulations as Prohibition Order Extended

By Lloyd Mwale

Officer Commanding ZR Police Kadoma District, Chief Superintendent Kezias Karuru has warned those in Kadoma flouting Covid 19 regulations that the district police will arrest and prosecute them.

The warning comes in the wake of an increase in the number of residents flouting government directives of curbing the spread of the killer virus that has ravaged other nations killing thousands.

“We have seen that there is now a rise in the flouting of Covid 19 regulations by the general people in Kadoma district,”
said Chief Supt Karuru.

“Illegal commuter omnibuses are back on road,  selling of alcohol has become rampant, shebeens are sprouting everywhere and people are walking without putting on face masks and some building are also flouting laid-down government procedures.

“Let me warn all those flouting these procedures that the police is on the ground and we will arrest and prosecute them all regardless of one’s standing in the society. The police is now aware of all the activities that are happening on the ground and the tricks being used to break the law. We will swoop on them soon,” he said.

Kadoma police has late swooped on some illegal commuter omnibus operators who had defied the Covid 19 regulations when they returned back on the road, making some arrests and impounding of the vehicles.

Police have also fined hundreds of people for not wearing face masks in public.

In other related issues Chief Supt Karuru has extended the prohibition order banning the carrying, concealing in public, motor vehicle or public display of dangerous weapons.

In a Prohibition Order which came into effect on October 23, 2020 running up to January 2021, Chief Supt Karuru being the regulating authority in terms of Section 4(1) of the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act Chap 11;23, banned the carrying of machete, axes, spears, swords, knives/daggers and any traditional weapons.

The carrying of dangerous weapons in Kadoma district will see one being guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding Level Five, or imprisonment for six months, or both fine and such imprisonment.


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