By James Gwati-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has unleashed police on private cars and kombis seen carrying passengers.
Mnangagwa who was commissioning 50 ZUPCO buses in the capital on Friday, said no any other vehicle which is not ZUPCO should carry commuters.
“In this regard, the Zimbabwe Republic Police must continue to enforce Statutory Instrument 83 of 2020 with regards to urban transport service provision,” said Mnangagwa.
Clause Two of SI 83 of 2020 reads as follows: “Transport services, whether intracity or intercity, for the carriage of passengers, shall be restricted to those provided by — (a) the parastatal company is known as the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco); (b) omnibuses and other passenger service vehicles operated by or on behalf of the Public Service Association, the Police Service, the Defence Forces and the Civil Protection Authorities,”
This has given the police the powers to throw spikes on moving vehicles which they would have suspected of pirating.