POLICE in Bulawayo have since the beginning of the month of July arrested 31 000 people for violating Covid-19 regulations and impounded 382 vehicles.
In an interview, Bulawayo Police provincial spokesperson, Inspector Abedinico Ncube said most arrests were mainly for violating the curfew, failure to wear masks properly, running shebeens and operating public service vehicles which are not affiliated with Zupco,
He said police will continue to enforce regulations and those found on the wrong side of the law will be held accountable.
“As from 1 July we have arrested 31 041 people for violating Covid-19 regulations and 382 vehicles have been impounded. Most of the arrests were as a result of violating the curfew, failure to wear masks properly or not wearing masks completely and operating shebeens. The vehicles were impounded mainly because they were being used for pirating whilst not affiliated to Zupco.
“We continue to urge people to comply with regulations as they are meant to safeguard lives. Those who are not complying are not only placing their lives at risk but the lives of other people as well. As police we will continue to enforce regulations and those who are caught on the wrong side of the law will be penalised,” he said.
Inspector Ncube discouraged people from consuming alcohol in their cars, outside bottle stores.
He commended the public for providing police with information about illegal activities happening in their communities.