Chipinge residents have endorsed the proposed Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO) Bill which is set to replace the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) during a parliamentary public hearing held at Gaza hall in Chipinge this Wednesday.

Chipinge residents received the proposed bill with mixed feelings, with others suggesting some changes while others wanted the bill to sail through as it is, a reflection of the importance of public hearings and their effectiveness in law-making.

Musikavanhu legislator, who is also the Portfolio Committee on Peace and Security member, Retired Colonel Dr Joshua Murire highlighted that the new bill, if passed into law, is set to replace POSA.

POSA was enacted in 2000 and it mainly prohibited unsanctioned public gatherings, loitering during late hours, and criminalised moving around without national identification particulars, among other restrictions.