Masvingo – Government has increased fine for people found violating the 6am to 6pm Covid19 curfew by 1 900 % from RTGS$1 000 to RTGS$20 000 which is the equivalency of US$200.
The fine is almost twice a Government teacher’s salary.
The fine together with a host of other fines were introduced with effect from this morning through Statutory Instrument 23 of 2021.
People found doing public drinking will now pay RTGS$5 000 up from about RTGS$500 that was paid previously.
Driving without a valid car license will now cost RTGS$5 000 and many motor car licenses are expiring at the end of this month. Previously the fine was less than RTGS$500.
Police will also with effect from today be allowed to write fine tickets of up to RTGS$5 000.
Some lawyers who spoke to The Mirror expressed shock at the figures and said this will only serve to increase corruption in the Police force. https://masvingomirror.com