THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned they are offering no exceptions to the current blitz against unregistered and unlicensed vehicles as even government vehicles are being impounded.
The operation which started Saturday is targeting unregistered, unlicensed and plate-less vehicles which police say have been of late used to perpetrate crimes including robbery, murder, kidnapping, rape among others.
In a statement, the police said: “As we carry out this operation, the motoring public is advised that there are no exemptions as far as this operation is concerned.
“All plate-less, unregistered and unlicensed motor vehicles will be impounded, and cases referred to court for prosecution including Government vehicles.
“The operation is being conducted to account for criminals who are committing crimes using these plate-less, unregistered and unlicensed motor vehicles.
“We continue to warn all those with criminal intentions that we will be ruthless with them in ensuring that sanity prevails on our roads.”
In an update this Sunday, ZRP said 784 vehicles were impounded and 179 motorists were fined on Saturday for various offences as the operation continues.
“The operation targeting unlicensed, plate-less and unregistered vehicles has started off with a total of 967 arrests being made countrywide on the 1st day, 15/01/22.
“784 vehicles were impounded and 179 motorists were fined for various offences while four others were issued with notices to appear in court (form 265).
“The ZRP continues to urge members of the public to desist from using plate-less and unregistered vehicles,” reads a police statement.
The law enforcement body hopes that drivers will abide by traffic laws and ensure their vehicles are roadworthy. Impounded vehicles will be processed through referral to the courts and payment of fines.