30 November 2012

Zimbabwe: 3 200 Motorists On Police Wanted List

POLICE have launched a manhunt for more than 3 200 motorists on their wanted list for committing various traffic offences, including culpable homicide.

The wanted motorists were arrested for violating the traffic regulations and released after being issued with Form 265 tickets to pay fines later.

The tickets allow those arrested to pay admission of guilt fines within two weeks before they appear in court depending on the gravity of the offence.

Acting National Traffic police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Luckmore Chakanza said the motorists faced charges ranging from driving without due care, failure to report an accident, failure to stop after an accident, driving without current licence disk, possession of fake driver's licence, negligent driving and culpable homicide.

"All those people who know that they were once arrested by the police and issued with tickets to pay fines or to appear in court, should report to any nearest traffic police station so that they clear their cases," he said.

Asst Insp Chakanza said failure to comply would result in some of them being arrested and detained before they appear in court.

He urged members of the public to fully co-operate with the police during the operation. Asst Insp Chakanza said police would mount roadblocks in particular areas targeting those who gave their addresses for such an area.

"We believe some of them could have left the country while others are in the country and are evading police roadblocks and other check points thinking that their cases might die a natural death," he said.

Some of the offending motorists have been arrested while others are yet to be nabbed.

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