National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi

Students and Teachers Nabbed Over Private Lessons During Lockdown

Students and Teachers Nabbed Over Private Lessons During Lockdown


Students and teachers nabbed over private lessons during lockdown at ZMC college in Harare. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has intensified the enforcement of the Covid-19 lockdown with 36 students and nine teachers from a private Harare college, ZMC being arrested on Tuesday, after being found operating in defiance of the lockdown.

The ZMC college students and teachers were nabbed following a tip-off from the public.

Level 4 lockdown rules suspend face-to-face lessons at all schools and colleges in the country. The defaulters are usually released after paying admission of guilt fines. However, police reserve the right to take culprits to court if deemed necessary.

The ZMC college staff and students were all taken to Harare Central Police Station for processing but most were released after paying a fine.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi

“The ZRP applauds the public for supplying credible information which goes a long way in fighting crime. This comes after police in Harare acted on a tip off and arrested 36 students and nine staff members at ZMC College for conducting lessons in violation of Covid-19 protocols,” said National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi.

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