By A Correspondent- The Zimbabwe Republic Police have arrested 170 passengers and fined them $2 000 each for boarding non-Zupco buses.
The police also impounded 50 buses they accused of breaching inter-city travelling regulations by ferrying students back to schools.
The police are yet to establish whether the impounded buses could pay fines or their owners would be jailed.
The buses were impounded after Cabinet had allowed inter-city travel only for examination students over the weekend, which is why many school buses or buses hired by schools were on the road.
The Officer Commanding Harare province, Commissioner Wonder Tembo, said police were going after all transport operators resisting to operate under Zupco.
“We are continuously disturbed by traffic congestion on our roads being caused by errant drivers, mostly those operating the so-called mushikashika. We have declared war against these illegal transporters who continuously defy clear laws of the land. We are heavily descending on you and (you) will suffer the consequences of the law.
“All bus and kombi operators who are equally operating outside the law shall suffer the same fate, you have been warned,” he said