After lots of confusion and inconsistencies on roadblocks the ZRP has published a list of documents that one requires in order for them to pass. Unfortunately a lot of the requirements include a letter from an Officer In Charge from your area. This is a potential bureaucratic hurdle. According to our experience Officers in charge are notoriously hard to get audience with.

The entire requirements

25Th JULY 2020

ZIMBABWE REPUBLIC POLICE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT CHECKPOINTS AND ROADBLOCKS

The Zimbabwe Republic Police wishes to advise that the COVID-19 national lockdown measures announced His Excellency, President E.D. Mnangagwa on 21 July 2020 and the subsequent promulgation of Statutory Instrument 174/2020, members of the public should take note of the following to ensure their passage through roadblocks and without hassles:-

Service Provider Health Uniform and health ID cards

Those in civilian attire, a letter from Medical Superintendent or Chief Executive Officer (CEO) stating the place, dates and times of reporting on and off duty. The contact details of Chief Executive Officer to be indicated on the letter.

Companies/ Organisations

Letters from Company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or General Manager (GM) stating the place, days and times of reporting on and off duty. The contact details of Chief Executive Officer to be indicated on the letter.

Ministries/ Parastatals HQ and Provincial Levels

At National level, an exemption letter from Directors and above stating the duty, place, days and times of reporting.

At Provincial level, an exemption letter from the Provincial Heads stating the duty, place, days and times of reporting. The letter to indicate contact details of the responsible person.

Commercial, A2 and A1 Farmers
An offer letter/lease agreement and an exemption certificate from local Officer In Charge station.

Communal Farmers
Supporting letter from the Headman/Village Head stating the business to be done, the date, time, place and an exemption letter from OIC Station. The contact details of headman or village head to be indicated.

Food retailers

Certified photocopies of a Shop Licence and an exemption letter from local Officer In Charge Station

Sole Traders

Shop licence accompanied by an exemption letter from local Officer it Charge station

Private Security Services

Uniform, company ID and letter from services the management stating dates and time of reporting on and off duty. Letter to indicate contact details of Chief Executive Officer or responsible person

Medical resupplies

Medical cards/prescription and contact details of Doctor where possible

Attendance of funerals

Concerned relatives to produce copy of burial order to local Police station. • Officer In Charge Station, Officer Commanding District and Officer Commanding Province to issue exemption letters showing destination and dates of movement to those who intend to bury relatives in other towns, rural areas, etc.

In addition, members of the public are implored to do their shopping within a five-kilometre radius from their residence to acquire basic necessities like food, gas and medicine. The public should also make prior arrangements to obtain assistance for themselves or someone to whom they are related or have a duty to care for. This includes an ill person whom they are related to or care for purposes of rendering medical assistance.

The Police are once again reminding the public to conduct permitted activities between the hours of 0600 hours and 1800 hours of each day.

The observance of the national lockdown measures will promote the effective maintenance of law and order by police and other services.[NYATHI. P] Assistant Commissioner

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