Arron Nyamayaro, H-Metro Reporter
BEERHALLS, bars and nightclub operators who defied all Covid-19 regulations during the Easter Holidays are having their operating licences withdrawn.
In a statement, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said police will ensure that licences confiscated are handed over to the relevant government arms for the stipulated penalties to be effected.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police warns all beerhall, bar and nightclub operators who breached government’s Covid-19 regulations that arrests are being effected with appropriate action now in motion to ensure that the Liquor Licencing Board complies with government’s stance to revoke all licences for operators who are not complying with the law,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.
“Operators who defied the law during Easter Holiday in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare and other towns are being dealt with.
“The public is therefore urged to continue supplying information on these errant beerhall, bar or nightclub operators for decisive action to be taken,” he said promising to avail statistics in due course.
Meanwhile, police recorded 26 deaths in road traffic accidents as compared to eight recorded during Easter Holiday last year.
Number of injured people recorded were 149 in 231 accidents as compared to 22 injured in 178 accidents recorded at the same period last year.
Fatal accidents were 25 as compared to eight recorded last year.