Police warn the public about illegal use of firecrackers

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The Chronicle

Lumbidzani Dima, columnist
POLICE has warned the public against the illegal use of firecrackers on New Years Eve and after, as they will be arrested.

It has always been a norm to blow firecrackers on December 31st to welcome the New Year.
However, the Police of the Republic of Zimbabwe have banned the use of firecrackers to avoid all the dangers they pose to humans and even animals.

Firecrackers cause confusion, anxiety and fear in the lives of animals, causing many to run away from their homes on the streets, which is dangerous for members of the public as they can injure themselves. due to bites and accidents.

The noise and unpredictability of fireworks has been proven to cause many dogs to perceive them as a threat. This triggers their fight or flight response. Firecrackers cause dogs to show signs of anxiety, restlessness, panting, stimulation, and whining.

Bulawayo Police spokesman Inspector Abednico Ncube said the fireworks are so harmful that they kill humans.

“Some if not all firecrackers are so dangerous that they can injure, injure or even kill a person,” he said.

In the past, there have been reports of people who have faced health hazards and other dangers caused by firecrackers. Thus, this measure is in the best interests of the people.

“Experience has shown that some children even lost their eyes while playing with these firecrackers, so everyone should be careful not to use these firecrackers during New Year’s Eve,” Insp Ncube said.

The police will be on patrol and anyone found in possession of firecrackers will be arrested.

“Once we meet someone who sells or sells firecrackers, they will be arrested. Anyone playing around and getting arrested shouldn’t cry foul, ”Inspector Ncube said.

He urged members of the public to stop buying firecrackers for children because they are not allowed to be used.

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