Govt Intensifies Efforts To Curb Re-emergence Of “Illegal Transport Operators”
Zimbabwe’s law enforcement agents are intensifying their efforts to curb the re-emergence of “illegal transport operators” in an endeavour to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The development was announced by the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa during Tuesday’s post-cabinet briefing. She observed:
Law enforcement agents are intensifying efforts to curb the re-emergence of illegal transport operators. Seventeen thousand seven hundred and twenty seven (17 727) arrests were made countrywide during the week under review for flouting the various lockdown regulations, bringing the total arrested so far to 607 386.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country in March 2020, the government banned private transport not registered with the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) from carrying members of the public.
The ban created a huge transport shortage as ZUPCO has inadequate vehicles to sustain the demand that has been increasing since the reopening of the economy.
In the recent past, some private commuter omnibus (kombi) operators, started pirating some routes, a development the government is saying was hamstringing efforts to weather the coronavirus storm.
In other news, Gweru Businessman Shoots Dead Wife’s Friend & Suspected Lover
There was horror at the Bensam Flats in Gweru in the early hours of Friday after a local businessman went berserk and shot four people.
A prominent car dealer in Gweru, Peter Dube, last night opened fire on four people, killing two and injuring two others, including his wife Nyasha Nharingo, following a domestic dispute at their residence in the central business district.
In a sad and unusual development that occurred at Bensam Flats in Gweru, a local businessman Peter Dube (35) shot and killed his lovers’ suspected boyfriend along with his girlfriend, leaving his second wife Nyasha Nharingo (31) and her sister Nyaradzo Nharingo (34) seriously injured…Learn More