Police in Chinhoyi clashed with patrons at a beer nightclub in Chemagamba on Friday after they had ordered the owner of the bar to close.
Through their Twitter account, the police said they arrested the nightclub owner Kombo Museneka (54) for operating without a liquor licence and violating COVID-19 regulations and ordered a crowd of about 50 imbibers to disperse.
However, the police directive was not well-received by some of the patrons who then charged at the police. The police crack team responded by firing tear smoke into the crowd. Police said:
The ZRP urges members of the public to comply with lawful orders by the Police when enforcing COVID-19 regulations.
On 4/6/21 a Police crack team enforcing compliance with Covid-19 regulations as well as monitoring beer outlets in Chemagamba, Chinhoyi arrested a beer night club owner, Kombo Museneka (54) for operating without a liquor licence and violating Covid-19 regulations.
The Police team found approximately 50 patrons drinking beer inside and outside the nightclub and ordered the beer outlet to be closed.
This did not go well with some of the patrons who charged towards the Police and the Police threw a tear smoke canister to disperse the crowd. Investigations are underway.