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No partying on New Year’s Eve: Police

Asst-Comm Nyathi

Harmony Agere


Investigations Reporter


POLICE have warned the public that the country is still under lockdown and social events such as parties, all-night prayers, musical galas and concerts will not be allowed on New Year’s Eve.



In a statement Wednesday afternoon, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the police will intensify patrols in areas where the public will be undertaking various activities.


“As the country joins the rest of the world in celebrating the New Year’s eve on the night of 31 December 2020, the Zimbabwe Republic Police cautions the public against the holding of unsanctioned parties, use of firecrackers, skidding of vehicles, beating and overturning of bins and drums in residential, business and other areas as a way of celebrating the New Year’s eve,” he said.


“Members of the public are warned that the country is still under Covid-19 national lockdown and all regulations put in place by the government for health, safety and security are still in force.”


Asst Comm Nyathi warned bar operators against opening during the celebrations.


“No all-night prayers, musical galas or concerts are allowed,” he said.



“Bars, Beerhalls and Night Club operators should take note that they are yet to be allowed to operate.


“Children, especially the girl child should be monitored and protected from criminal elements.


“Police will intensify patrols, stop and searches and blitz on all residential, industrial, farming and other areas where the public will be undertaking various activities.”