Man­hunt for road­block killer driver

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Te­dious Manyepo

THE Zim­babwe Re­pub­lic Po­lice has launched a man­hunt for the driver of a Mazda Bongo ve­hi­cle who fa­tally hit a po­lice­man man­ning a road­block in Eastlea on Thurs­day and sped off from the scene.

Po­lice spokesper­son Se­nior As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Char­ity Charamba con­firmed the death of the po­lice of­fi­cer.

She warned the mo­tor­ing pub­lic to de­sist from such acts say­ing the long arm of the law will soon catch up with of­fend­ers.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said the de­ceased was part of of­fi­cers at a road­block along Robert Mu­gabe way near the Ve­hi­cle In­spec­tion Depart­ment.

He waved down the ve­hi­cle in ques­tion which was head­ing to­wards Ep­worth.

The driver failed to com­ply and hit the cop as he sped off. “It is very un­for­tu­nate that a po­lice of­fi­cer loses his life in such a way.

“The driver of the Mazda Bongo acted in an un­law­ful man­ner and can­not get away with it. The long arm of the law will catch up with him,” she said.

The driver will face cul­pa­ble homi­cide charges and fail­ure to com­ply with law­ful or­ders.

She said that peo­ple should know that po­lice of­fi­cers were also hu­man be­ings and have the right to life.

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