A Press Release from the Office of Senator Lilian Timveos, Shadow Minister of Home Affairs, Zimbabwe.
The Shadow Minister of Home Affairs, Senator Lilian Timveos has deplored the rise in road traffic accidents ahead of the festive season.
She called on the police to do a professional job in regulating traffic and to shun corruption.
“It is with sorrow and a deep sense of shock that we learn’t of yet another horrific accident on our roads. I was informed that six more Zimbabweans had perished at the same spot near Zvishavane due to a car crash on Monday. “Although this happened in my own constituency, I can not confine the grief to this area alone as it has shaken the whole nation.
“While our law enforcement officers investigate, we also note the growing carnage involving unlicensed “Noah” vehicles, so soon after a police operation to get rid of unregistered operators.
“We call upon the police to desist from all forms of corruption and do a professional job in regulating crime. We do not need a traffic jungle where people die simply because it is a holiday period. This is the time for people to be happy, reuniting with their families for the school and work holidays.
“Besides, as a nation we can not afford the rampant loss of life and damage to lives and livelihoods.
“Just recently, the nation was mourning the loss of 24 lives due to an avoidable ethanol tanker explosion. We need to be vigilant and ensure that there is safety for all on our public roads.”
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