“You Are Putting Lives In Danger”: Police Warn Pothole Entrepreneurs

"You Are Putting Lives In Danger": Police Warn Individuals And Groups Illegally Repairing Roads
"You Are Putting Lives In Danger": Police Warn Individuals And Groups Illegally Repairing Roads. Image Credit: Ground Up

“You Are Putting Lives In Danger”: Police Warn Pothole Entrepreneurs

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned some members of the public who are repairing roads using bricks and soil around towns arguing that the individuals are putting people’s lives in danger.

Potholes are very common on Zimbabwe’s roads. Unemployed youths have taken “advantage of the problem, they fill the potholes with rocks, broken bricks and soil, and ask motorists to pay a “thank you fee”.

The Police have also warned those who move with wheelchairs and children and wait at traffic lights asking for donations.

A statement issued by ZRP national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi reads:

DANGEROUS CONDUCT BY SOME INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS ON THE ROADS

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has noted with concern the dangerous and illegal acts being conducted by certain individuals and groups on the roads around suburbs and towns in the country.

The individuals and groups purporting to be conducting road repairs through heaps of bricks and soil. In the process, the flow of traffic is disturbed while the lives of these individuals are at risk.

Some are even leaving heaps of soil and bricks on the roads while others remove the purported bricks and soil structures once payment has been received as they solicit for more payments or contributions from motorists. The public is urged to report these individuals and groups to the Police as their activities are interfering with road safety principles.

The Police also caution individuals who are moving with some wheelchairs and children and then wait at traffic lights (robots) to seek for donations or assistance from the public.

This is again interfering with traffic movements and endangering lives of the individuals. The Zimbabwe Republic Police implores the public to be safety conscious on the roads and avoid disturbing the flow of traffic besides putting their lives at risk.

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