Stop favouring cars bearing Zanu PF insignia, police told 

Source: Stop favouring cars bearing Zanu PF insignia, police told – DailyNews Live

Blessings Mashaya      30 January 2018

HARARE – Police are giving preferential treatment to motorists driving
vehicles bearing Zanu PF insignia when enforcing traffic laws, Home
Affairs minister Obert Mpofu said, as he warned that no one is above the

Police have been accused of giving preferential treatment to motorists
driving cars decorated with Zanu PF paraphernalia – flags, hats and the
president’s picture branding, a culture which has continued from former
president Robert Mugabe’s era.

Mpofu issued the warning after MDC legislator for Harare West Jessie
Majome had quizzed him on the matter.

“I asked the Home Affairs minister to explain the reason behind the
preferential treatment given by police officers to motorists with vehicles
bearing Zanu PF insignia when enforcing traffic laws along the roads,” she

In response, Mpofu said police must arrest Zanu PF activists who use the
ruling party’s materials, including pictures of President Emmerson

“The ZRP is mandated under Section 219 of the Constitution to detect,
investigate, prevent crime, maintain law and order, uphold the
Constitution and enforce the law without fear or favour,” Mpofu said.

“It is against this background that the ZRP enforces the law without fear
or favour regardless of race, colour, creed or political party. It is also
in the interest of ZRP to be furnished with specific details where the
police have discriminated in favour of or against individuals or political
parties during traffic enforcement duties. Currently, we do not have any
cases of that nature that have been reported to the police and once we
receive such complaints, they will be investigated expeditiously.

“Let me also point out to this august House that the ZRP has since reduced
the number of roadblocks on our roads in line with the new
administration’s vision of promoting peace, security and economic


  • comment-avatar
    Doris 5 years ago

    You may have reduced roadblocks but absence of a legitimate police force is taking its toll on motorists. The worst of fence at this time is jumping red lights. Borrowdale Road near Dandaro is a death trap. Speeding. Stopping in a No Stopping zone. Village Walk lights a prime example. And stopping on slip roads leading to dual carriage ways by kombis is seriously dangerous. But, Han on, aren’t those kombis owned by policemen?
    Anyone like to add to this list?