Police crackdown on pirate taxis spreads countrywide

Online Desk |  1 year ago | local

Nearly 600 pirate taxis commonly known as mushikashika, unregistered cars, street kids controlling traffic and vendors operating at intersections were arrested in Harare yesterday on the first day of a major Police operation aimed at restoring order to the streets and decongesting the city. 

Apart from the Police, the operation included other stakeholders such as the Zimbabwe National Road Administration, Vehicle Inspection Department, the Department of Social Welfare and the four Harare Metropolitan local authorities: Chitungwiza municipality, Epworth local board, Harare city council and Ruwa local board. 

In Harare, the operation was conducted in the full range of Police districts: Harare central, Harare suburban, Mbare, Chitungwiza, traffic, Harare East, South and North. 

National Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the operation has since spread countrywide.