Party Guests Beat Up Policemen Enforcing Covid-19 Restriction in Zimbabwe

The Police in Zimbabwe have arrested seven men for allegedly assaulting policemen enforcing covid-19 restrictions.

The men who were celebrating the birthday of a colleague at a house in Bulawayo at the weekend, allegedly attacked police officers sent to enforce the lockdown regulations prohibiting such parties with stones.

The incident occurred at 9.30pm on Saturday after police authorities were told that more than 50 people were having a party.

When the police got to the house they tried to disperse the people but they resisted and attacked the officers with stones.

Police reportedly fired warning shots and arrested seven suspects while others dispersed.

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National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the seven were arrested for failing to obey police instructions enforcing the lockdown. He reiterated that failure to cooperate with officers carrying out their duties, was a chargeable offence.

“The ZRP has warned the general public,strongly, that all who undermine the authority of the police will face the full wrath of the law.

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