Roadblocks to start after Rush Hour – Government

by | Jul 13, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

Government has reviewed lockdown rules, saying road blocks are to start only after morning and evening rush hours.

This follows the gridlock that obtained along Chitungwiza road, as police officers mounted a roadblock which allowed very few vehicles through.

Authorities were inundated with calls, of citizens raising concern over the inconveniences, social media was awash of images taken by motorists who were decrying the time wastage.

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Mr Nick Mangwana said Government has relooked at the situation and has worked out a model that will reduce the delays.

Through his Twitter, Mr Mangwana said; “The current enforcement of lockdown measures has been reviewed. Roadblocks will only start after the rush hours of 0630 to 1000.
Between 1000 and 1830 there will be roadblocks whose purpose is to enforce the lockdown and keep people safe. Curfew remains 1830-0630.”

The development is likely to see more seamless movement on the country`s roads which are clogged in the morning, due to heavy traffic.