Vehicle clamping charges too high

EDITOR — I would like to appeal to the City of Harare to reduce the amount that they charge for clamped vehicles.

The amount that is being charged is just too much in this harsh economic environment.

The council should revise the figure of $57 because that is just too much as many people cannot afford it.

The city fathers have to bear in mind that most people have resorted to using public transport just because they cannot afford parking fees.

Some have even resorted to parking on the outskirts of the central business district just to make ends meet.

The amount paid for a clamped vehicle is just too much and should be revised downwards vis-a-vis the economic situation.

It is not just the clamping fees that are too high but even the parking fees should be reduced or at least a dollar should cover one’s parking for more time than just an hour.

It is unfortunate that all companies in this country are looking for money but consideration should be shown for the hardships that the individuals or motorists are also going through.


Comments (8)

Spot On Gvt must save us from these vultures

Taonga - 11 November 2015

I support your contribution Nomatter. The amount is far too punitive

Truth - 13 November 2015

Haa vanhu hindavaso. Why do you park where you get clamped. Essentially what you are saying is kuti we need the clamping fees to be low enough for us to park in restricted zones easily. So council yopedza zuva rese ichiclamper mota dzevanhu who 'can afford' being clamped. That is wrong and foolish thinking. Your minds need to be renewed. Dai mati munoda more affordable parking areas that's a better argument. Why get your cars clamped???? Why???

law abiding citizen - 20 November 2015

Money does not grow on trees. Be realistic. $57 thats a lot of money . People from overseas laugh at our charges. This is not $ZIM this US$

Joe Soap - 27 November 2015

law abiding citizen from my analysis u don't have a car or u work for city council,coz u dont know kuti mari yakakosha sei and irikunetsa kuwana sei,munyori zvechokwadi vanhu ava they are charging too much they are robbing us

bolo - 6 December 2015

We have not learnt the value of the Amrican dollar. Parking fee $1 per hour. In Johnannesburg at the Sandton Centre - 4hours costs under $2.

r fernandes - 7 December 2015

Clamping is not done to those parking in no-parking zones only. Cars are clamped for not having paid a dollar parking fees. Then you go and pay $57. Ludicrous!!!! Its like saying parking for more than an hour without paying your dollar has cost council $57 in expected revenue. Unreal...

Realist - 15 December 2015

Varume, there are people who are so arrogant to park mota yake right in the middle of the road, locks it and go. Think of zvinoita makombi, $57 itori shoma.

jonso - 18 December 2015

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