The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has announced in a statement that it is launching an operation to impound all motor vehicles travelling without displaying number plates to curb cases of robbery and mushika shika.
The statement which was released today reads:
POLICE ACTION ON VEHICLES NOT DISPLAYING REGISTRATION PLATES
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has in terms of the Vehicle Licensing and egistration Act 13:14 launched an operation targeting vehicles which are moving on the roads without displaying registration number plates.
Members of the public, particularly vehicle owners and drivers, are therefore urged to ensure that their vehicles are either displaying permanent or temporary number plates as required under the law. Only vehicles which have the requisite moratorium under the current Covid-19 national lockdown regulations from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development will be allowed to pass through checkpoints while displaying temporary registration plates.
It is disturbing to note that some commuter omnibuses have removing and hiding registration number plates in order to evade roadblocks or checkpoints. Some are even using feeder roads in both urban and rural areas as the drivers commit various offences under the current national lockdown.
We urge all law-abiding citizens to drive vehicles with genuine number plates. Police officers will be strictly treating anyone driving a vehicle without registration plates with suspicion. Therefore it is incumbent upon each motorist that his or her vehicle has regigtation number plates for the smooth maintance of law and order.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police will impound all vehicles moving wiht no registration plates to curb cases of robbery,mushika shika among others.
Let us be responsible citizens and drive vehicles with registration plates.