ZRP set to digitalise all roadblocks

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | ZRP set to digitalise all roadblocks by Thandeka Moyo 28 February 2014

Zimbabwe Republic Police is set to digitalise all roadblocks and traffic lights as a way of curbing corruption, the Minister of Home Affairs, Kembo Mohadi, said yesterday.

Speaking during a pass out parade of 500 police recruits where he was the reviewing officer at Ntabazinduna Training Depot, Mohadi warned the police, immigration officers and Registrar-General’s staff against engaging in corruption.

“We are at advanced stages to digitalise all police roadblocks so that we are able to monitor and account for all transactions that take place at every site. Let me take this opportunity to warn all police officers, immigration officers, Registrar General’s staff and all members under the Ministry of Home Affairs that there is no room for corrupt tendencies and malpractice,” said Mohadi.

He said his ministry would take stern measures against corrupt elements and make sure they are fired.

“I will like to commend several initiatives undertaken by the ZRP towards arresting the cancerous scourge of corruption. The recent ban on police engaging in the passenger transportation business is indeed a positive and welcome development.

“We are also spearheading the installation of modern gadgets at all traffic lights that enable police officers to arrest motorists that pass through red lights, putting the lives of other road users at risk.”

Mohadi also applauded the police for maintaining law and order during the referendum, the harmonised elections, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation general assembly and the festive season.

“Now that we have a new Constitution, I charge police officers including graduands to acquaint themselves with the country’s new constitution. You should therefore have a paradigm shift in the execution of your duties,” he said.

Of the 500 graduands, 315 were male and 185 female. Courses covered by the graduands include criminal law (Codification and Reform) and other Acts; police powers, procedure and the law of evidence; human rights; foot and arms drill; police duties and investigations; public order management; first aid, basic accounting, history of Zimbabwe and information technology.



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    Excellent. These gadgets had better be solar powered, theft proof, installation proof, destruction proof, loss proof, etc… oh mind you, don’t bother there are hardly any traffic lights left to attach these too. I am literally crying with laughter.

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    Oh my dear minister-Whom are you trying to fool in your poorly worded statement?What are you digitalise at a road block and who is manning those cheap Chinese equipment? Any equipment can be tempered with easily.Yes you can have digitalised speed trap equipment but even if you have digitalised ticketing equipment,you still need new mindset and proper discipline in the force with no political interference.

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    John Thomas 8 years ago

    These guys never stop joking. If they do actually put in a working system it will only be to ensure that the juniors are not cheating the seniors out of their share, it is amazing how you cannot even find a pen or a piece of paper at a police station, but the radar gun always works.

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    Stingray 8 years ago

    What has the minister been smoking? Talking of digitalising roadblocks when the whole police does not have a single working breath analysing machine. Noone has been prosecuted for drunken driving for the past 15yrs. Check court records if you doubt this

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    senzachena 8 years ago

    What a load of bollacks. The only thing that works in the Police Force is corruption, they certainly will not implement any systems to curb this!

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    Sekuru Mapenga 8 years ago

    a digital police roadblock? hmmm… very intriguing.
    mohadi — engage brain before opening mouth.

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    If this dream ever comes to fruition its sole purpose is to rob the public and ensure all money is channeled to corrupt leaders.Not a dime will be used to improve roads or road safety. Its all a ploy to improve the machinery to loot.

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    Msizeni silwelani 8 years ago

    If these buffoons were to stop their theatrics, this site will close shop. Thanks Mohadi, am laughing it off while the looting class anticipate an increase in the loot which was largely manipulated by the juniors.