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Report people who refuse bond notes: Police

The police have listened to the public cry on bond notes and have urged people to report all people that refuse the bond note and coins so far seven people have been arrested.

The arrest was made on the bases that the bond note and coins still remain the legal tender of the country.

In a statement yesterday, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi urged members of the public to report any person, trader or institution rejecting bond notes. Police had so far arrested seven suspects in Harare and they were expected to appear in court soon.

“The ZRP will ensure that all laws meant to protect the public and promote the effective maintenance of law and order in the country are enforced without fear or favour,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa recently said traders were legally obliged to accept bond notes and coins.

“Government notes with concern that there are some sections of the market that are rejecting bond notes and coins,” she said.

“Notes inscribed ‘bond notes’ are being rejected in preference for those inscribed ‘dollars’.”

This follows after numerous cases have been made of people who are refusing to take coins and the 2 bond notes .

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