kembo mohadi 22-09-10.jpgCo-Minister of Home Affairs, Cde Kembo Mohadi has described the charging of spot fines by the police for road traffic offences as a violation of fundamental human rights and says cabinet is working on a policy to ensure that the issue is addressed through an act of Parliament.

The Minister was responding to a question posed by Kwekwe Central legislator, Mr. Tichaona Chiminya on the legality of spot fines for traffic offences.

Cde Mohadi said cabinet is working on a policy to address the anomaly which he said is a violation of the right of an offender, as a fine should be administered by the courts or paid at a police station after the offender answers for their actions if justice is to be served.

“Yes this is abuse of the fundamental rights of the offender and as cabinet we agree that traffic laws should be amended. Yesterday we discussed this issue and we are working to come up with policies to address this,” he said.

There are arguments that spot fines actually fuel corruption among traffic police officers.

On the other hand, law enforcers have been arguing that the ticketing system has loopholes citing too many defaulters.