Passengers Association Fights Police Over RTGS$2000 Fine For Hitch-Hiking
6 September 2021
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By A Correspondent| The Passengers Association of Zimbabwe (PAZ) has taken the police to court over its move to fine hitch-hikers who use unauthorised transport in urban areas.

This followed a move where police in Mbare fined passengers RTGS$2000 for boarding unauthorised buses at Mbare musika last week.

The move attracted widespread criticism from citizens who felt the action of the police was unreasonable especially at such a time when ZUPCO which is the authorized transporter was failing to meet the demand due to shortage of buses.

So PAZ has with the assistance of the Human Rights NGO Forum approached the High Court to reverse the move which has left commuters stranded and spending long hours at bus termini.