Covid-19 lockdown: High Court bars police and army from beating up people


The High Court has barred the police and soldiers from beating up people and subjecting them to inhumane treatment when enforcing lockdown measures.

Zimbabwe is on a 21-day lockdown that came into effect on the 30th of March to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Statutory Instrument 83 of 2020 confines citizens to their homes and also suspends a number of activities.

The deteriorating state of affairs is, however, making it difficult for the citizenry to comply with the lockdown regulations.

On a daily basis, they are found on streets or other forbidden places as they try to fend for their families.

Resultantly, some of them have been arrested or assaulted by lockdown enforcement agents.

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