Rid Byo of pirate taxis

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — This let­ter is mainly ad­dressed to the Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing ZRP Bu­l­awayo Prov­ince.

There is a grow­ing ten­dency by pirate taxi oper­a­tors both Hon­das and kom­bis to use ve­hi­cles that have no num­ber plates. These cars criss-cross the CBD ev­ery­day and go through roadblocks manned by po­lice of­fi­cers.

If there is any­one in doubt ob­serve Hon­das along 8th Av­enue and some kom­bis that pick up and off­load pas­sen­gers op­po­site Chicken Inn near Pick and Pay (Hy­per). These ve­hi­cles have plied their trade for sev­eral months and their num­bers keep on in­creas­ing.

What is hap­pen­ing? We are forced to con­clude that these ve­hi­cles are owned by the ‘un­touch­ables’ within the po­lice force or big guys in the po­lit­i­cal high ech­e­lons.

This reck­less­ness and law­less­ness within the ZRP and ve­hi­cle own­ers should be brought to an end with­out any de­lay. It is an em­bar­rass­ment to our po­lice force to be seen to BE con­don­ing cor­rup­tion openly at the ex­pense of the law and pre­cious hu­man life.

The laws of the land must be ap­plied uni­formly to all ci­ti­zens. I rest my case.

Sword of Peace, Bu­l­awayo.

A pirate taxi loads pas­sen­gers while block­ing traf­fic in this file photo

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