Police have launched an investigation into the death of a member of the Zimbabwe National Army, ZNA, who was knifed to death by a thigh vendor in Highfield Wednesday night.
Harare Live has learnt of the sad passing of the ZNA officer, name withheld, who was knifed by a thigh vendor only identified as Christine who stays in Canaan in Highfield.
It is not clear what led to the unfortunate incident.
According to a source, CID Homicide is carrying out investigations in Machipisa around Saratoga Night Club where the incident allegedly took place. A source said;
Fiyo yedu yapindwa nemhepo guys don’t walk around CID homicide moving around pasaratoga a ZNA office was sta_bbed to death last night by a hoo_ker from Caanan Mahobi.. In the name Christine anogara pautsanana area…. Kurikupisa guys kufiyo.
Bars and nightclubs continue to defy covid-19 regulations imposed by government that stipulate bars and nightclubs remain closed.
Recently, Government threatened to revoke liquor licences for beerhalls, bars and nightclubs found operating in direct violation of the COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
The current COVID-19 regulations stipulate that bars, nightclubs and beer halls may sell beer, but not allow sit-ins.
Nevertheless, many operators have been allowing sit-ins prompting police to issue a statement saying the Liquor Licensing Board would take immediate action against operators found wanting.
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In a statement, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi:
“Operators who defied the law during the Easter holiday in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare and other towns are being dealt with. Police will ensure that licences are confiscated and handed over to the relevant government arms for stipulated penalties to be effected,” he said.
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Many Zimbabweans agreed that police are remaining lax as they take bribes allowing nightclubs to continue operating against laid down restrictions.
Some nightclubs are operating well beyond curfew hours with patrons drinking upt o the wee hours of the morning.