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Chombo urges motorists to be cautious

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Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has urged motorists to exercise caution during this festive season to avert loss of life due to accidents.

By Elias Mambo

Speaking at a Press conference yesterday, Chombo said motorists should take extra caution and avoid speeding.
“From December 2014 to January 2015 there were 2 251 recorded accidents out of which 112 were fatal,” Chombo said.

“A total of 112 lives were lost, while 1 133 people were injured. Investigations revealed that most of these accidents were a result of human error.”

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Chombo also said the Zimbabwe Republic Police had deployed several officers along all major roads.

“We urge members of the public to respect them because they are there to save lives,” he said.

“Well-wishers have donated breathalysers so that drunk drivers can be arrested. Members of the public can also help by reporting errant drivers. Do not cross flooded rivers and make sure you arrive alive.”

Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba also urged Zimbabweans not to resolve issues through violence.

“A number of murder cases are a result of trivial fights which can be avoided,” she said.

“During this holiday ensure that problems are resolved amicably without violence.”

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