Letters to the Editor Police must rein in kombi drivers
EDITOR — It is hoped that the recent announcement by the CommissionerGeneral Godwin Matanga that an exercise currently underway to streamline the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) will indeed result in the effective deployment of police officers for operational duties.
Special focus must be on penalising kombi and pirate taxi drivers who are breaking road rules with impunity.
Some of these motorists brazenly drive against oncoming traffic, stop vehicles at intersections or wherever they please, riding islands and drive their vehicles with their assistants literally hanging at the back of vehicles.
One wonders whether these drivers ever read the Highway Code, or they corruptly obtained driver’s licences.
Their behaviour is a major cause of accidents resulting in deaths and maiming innocent lives.
Furthermore, these unruly drivers are creating traffic jungles in cities and at times at tollgates when Zinara equipment is overwhelmed.
The thin presence of the ZRP on the ground to carry out its constitutional mandate of protecting the citizens against all these vices is a disturbing trend.
We hope sooner rather than later the ZRP moves in to close this policing gap. Kuvita, Harare
A commuter omnibus driver drinks beer while loading passengers at Basch Street Bus Terminus in Bulawayo in this file photo.Such drivers put the lives of their passengers and other road users in danger. Passengers also contribute to road carnage as they...