|Zinara U-turn: Arrests stopped|
|Saturday, 09 June 2012 12:00|
Freeman Razemba and Felex Share
They will still stick to the June 30 deadline as officially communicated to Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri by the Zimbabwe National Road Administration.
Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena yesterday confirmed the force’s position.
He said Zinara wrote them through Comm-Gen Chihuri’s office informing them that they had extended the deadline to June 30.
“An offence is an offence and the law provides that one should have a valid licence disc but because of the hiccups, we are trying to create an understanding between the motorists and the police. As for those arrested, there is no recourse,” he said.
He said people were given a grace period before the actual enforcement and that had been the practice.
On Tuesday, Zinara scrapped the June 30 vehicle licensing deadline extension hardly a week after granting the respite. They said motorists who failed to display the new licence discs would be fined starting on Wednesday.