Zimbabwe’s Home Affairs Minister and his Deputy have called on the Police to reduce the road blocks on the country’s roads.
They made this call while appearing before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development.
Chombo stated that his Ministry had recommended that the road blocks be reduced to four per province, beginning from the end of June.
“We have told the Commissioner General of Police to reduce or remove all unnecessary roadblocks and leave the necessary ones,” Chombo said.
Towing the argument of his Boss, Chombo’s Deputy maintained that road blocks were only necessary to curb crimes such as drugs and human trafficking.
“These are the core aspects of the police. These other things were being done on behalf of the Vehicle Inspection Department. There is no need for the police to check on fitness of vehicles and the route (for commuter omnibuses),” he told the parliamentary committee.