Articles tagged 'traffic'

Shake-up at ZRP traffic 13 October 2018 HARARE - Several senior police officers have been moved from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)'s traffic section to other units within the force. The transfers are part of efforts by the law enforcement agency to root out corruption within the traffic unit. On Thursday, the police top bras...
Harare mulls dualising Simon Mazorodze Rd 12 August 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council is pushing for the dualisation of Simon Mazorodze Road to ease traffic congestion from the southern suburbs. According to the director of works, Zvenyika Chawatama, the dualisation would de-congest the busy road. The idea to dualise the road comes after governme...
ZRP must step up policing in CBD 3 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) should step up traffic control in Harare's Central Business District (CBD). The sight of kombis and mushikashika driving along wrong lanes is now the order of the day in most of the busy streets downtown. The drivers are also notorious for entering re...
'Christmas Pass unfit for heavy vehicle use' 18 January 2018 MUTARE - For all its magnificence, Christmas Pass is an engineering mistake that transformed Mutare into a pit-trap. Heavy vehicle mechanical faults — particularly brake failures, are always conspiring devilishly with the human instinct for self-preservation such that drivers are manoeuvring t...
Municipal police want arresting powers 1 June 2017 HARARE - Harare municipal police must have arresting powers for them to enforce the law effectively, council's acting chief traffic and transport planner Judith Mujegu said. Speaking at the Harare City Council's Rapid Results Initiative review on Tuesday, she said the city's police were failin...
Police spot-on on pirate taxis 18 January 2016 HARARE - Zimbabweans must hail current efforts by police to rid the city of the notorious mushika shika. In our sister publication yesterday, we reported that police had impounded 200 pirate taxis in Harare. We all know how notorious these vehicles — most of which are not registered — have bec...
New fines: Kombi operators cry foul 2 January 2016 HARARE - Greater Harare Commuter Operators Association secretary-general Ngoni Katsvairo says the new $100 traffic fines are far from the solution to road carnage as government would have motorists believe. Motorists this week awoke to steep new fines for various traffic offences from between ...
Minimise police roadblocks 20 February 2015 EDITOR — I'm a commuter omnibus driver plying the City-Epworth route daily and am worried by the conduct of police on this route (Chiremba Road). It's only a small stretch of a few kilometres yet you usually find no less than four to five roadblocks yet other bigger routes like the City-Glen N...
Police spot fines challenged in court 19 February 2015 HARARE - A Harare motorist has filed a Constitutional Court application seeking to stop police from demanding spot fines. In the application, filed yesterday by his lawyer Tonderai Bhatasara, Andrew Makunura cited Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi, commissioner-general of police Augustine Chi...
Vox Pop: Taxi drivers cry foul over spot fines 18 February 2015 HARARE - Masvingo High Court Judge, Justice Francis Bere opened a pandora's box when he stated that spot fines and the impounding of vehicles were illegal. The police on the other hand say the statement was made out of court and does not in any way impact on their operations. Vice President Em...
Police spot fines illegal — Judge 10 February 2015 MASVINGO - In a landmark legal statement that should bring welcome relief to long-abused motorists, a High Court judge has said that it is unconstitutional for police to force drivers to pay spot fines at roadblocks. Officially opening the 2015 legal year in Masvingo yesterday, High Court judg...
Address traffic congestion 16 December 2013 EDITOR — I am concerned with the chaos characterising the streets of Harare which has been especially made worse by our overzealous law enforcement agents. Everyday, we see vendors clashing with municipal police, commuter omnibus operators in dangerous fights with police — a situation which ha...
Thabo Mbeki abandons motorcade in traffic jam 1 December 2013 JOHANNESBURG - Not even former president Thabo Mbeki could escape the traffic chaos gridlock that ensued in the Joburg city centre on Friday. Instead, the erstwhile statesman did the unthinkable. He walked. Mbeki walked through the city smiling and waving, leaving behind hundreds of motoris...