Police Roadblocks Violating United Nations Guidelines

Police Roadblocks Violating United Nations Guidelines
Published: 2016 August 30 05:40:32 (3078 Views)


The Zimbabwean police have been found on the offsite after revelations that roadblocks must not be mounted less than 10 kilometres apart as it violates United Nations (UN) guidelines on road patrols.

Motorists have accused police of mounting roadblocks wherever they feel like mounting one.

Home Affairs Deputy Minister Obedingwa Mguni said it was not only illegal but also bizarre to have roadblocks within a 10 kilometre radius.

Mguni said this in Parliament last week while responding to a question posed by Chitungwiza North MP Godfrey Sithole (MDC-T) on the criteria used to mount roadblocks.

Deputy Minister Mguni went on to defend the police roadblocks sprouting all over the country claiming that they were justified amidst the civil unrest in the country.

He said sometimes police use their discretion to mount roadblocks when they deem it necessary as part of their operational duties.

“We choose the correct spots which we think are hot spots where the roadblock should be and the other thing is that there are secrets which even I as a Minister they (police) cannot tell me because they’re are doing operational duties where they can mount a roadblock there and change it as they get information because they have got intelligence information within them.





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