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TRANSPORT HEADACHE FOR COMMUTERS AS AUTHORITIES INTENSIFY ILLEGAL TRANSPORT BAN ENFORCEMENT

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BY FAITH VURAYAI

Commuters in parts of the Great Dyke say the ban on all non-Zupco contracted mass transit vehicles including company buses has put them in a difficult situation as the available transport is not coping with the passenger demand.

Commuters that spoke to Great Dyke News 24 in Kwekwe and Masvingo said some are walking to work while some are turning to mushika-shika and other unsafe means of transport.

Passengers Association of Zimbabwe President Tafadzwa Goliath appealed   to the government to find other ways to provide transport for the public.

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He highlighted that from the association’s initial assessment Zupco does not have adequate transport to meet demand.

Last week Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said law enforcement agents were intensifying efforts to curb the return of illegal transport operators.

She indicated that 17 727 arrests were made countrywide for flouting the various lockdown regulations, bringing the total arrested by last week to 607 386.

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