A school head in Nyanga and three teachers were last week jailed for opening a school and conducting lessons in violation of current COVID-19 lockdown measures.
Maxwell Marombedza (56), a principal at Apex College, and the three teachers; namely Timothy Nyagadza (59), Tinashe Tsara (31) and Allan Musakanda (36) were last week dragged before a magistrate.
The quartet appeared before Nyanga magistrate, Annie Ndiraya, charged with opening an educational institution to learners not exempted during the national lockdown.
The suspects were each ordered to pay $50 000 or spend six months in jail after another six months were conditionally suspended for five years.
Meanwhile, Officer Commanding Manicaland Police (operations) Assistant Commissioner Johannes Chinembiri Govo on Thursday asserted that the wanton violation of lockdown restrictions will end soon. He said:
We have noted with concern that there are some sections of the society who are not taking the Covid-19 restrictions seriously.
There is unnecessary movement and pirate taxis are still operating ferrying people across towns.
This is coming to an end as we are rolling our strict measures to ensure that people comply with the law.
We will constantly monitor roadblocks across the province to ensure that our officers are complying to given directives.
Some people are not taking curfew seriously and we have heightened patrols to ensure compliance.