Crime & courts

Lawyers Challenge Police Use Of Spikes, Teargas On Motorists

The court application filed by the Forum challenging the use of spikes and teargas against motorists as well as smashing of windscreens by police has been set down for hearing tomorrow, 15 June 2021, before High Court Judge, Justice Tagu.


The Forum, on behalf of the Passenger Association of Zimbabwe, is seeking an order declaring the use of spikes, teargas and smashing of windscreens by members of the police force dealing with alleged traffic violations unlawful and an infringement on the right to personal security and the right to life.

Over the last two week, 3 people have died, 10 injured and two commuter omnibuses burnt to shells due to the use of spikes and teargas by members of the police force against motorists and commuter omnibuses.


The Commissioner of Police, the Police Service Commission and the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage are the respondents in the court application.


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