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PAZ Condemns Attacks, Urges Commuters To Abide By The Law During Lockdown


By Ronnie Chisamba in Kadoma

The Passengers Association of Zimbabwe  (PAZ) has condemned the recent attacks on commuters by members of the police and the army, at Waverly Bus Station.

Tafadzwa Goliati, the president of PAZ said his organization did not support human violations.

He also encouraged travellers to abide by the law to avoid confrontations  with law enforcement agents during the country’s lockdown period.

“As PAZ we urge people not to travel during the lockdown. This is because people are most likely to face challenges and chances of getting help are limited. Those travelling because of emergencies should have proper documentation as stipulated by the law. For example, commuters going for funerals should have burial orders and other important papers which exist as proof for the need to travel. But, we still emphasize that people should stay at home,” said Goliati .

The Passengers Association of Zimbabwe has spearheaded the safeguarding and protection of the rights of passengers since its inception. On the 19th of April the president of Zimbabwe, His Excellency E.D Mnangagwa announced the extension of the lockdown to the 3rd of May.

The lockdown was put in place in an attempt to curb and minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus, popularly known as COVID-19.

Efforts to get a comment on the alleged attacks of commuters  – from the relevant government officials – were fruitless at the time of going to print.

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