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Operation against mushika-shika will be a success: ZRP


Tapiwa Mufukwa |  3 months ago | local


Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) deputy spokesperson for Harare Province Assistant Inspector Webster Dzvova, says the public should work with police during the ongoing operation against pirate taxis, unregistered cars, street kids controlling traffic, and vendors operating at intersections- a move aimed at restoring order and decongesting Harare.


In an interview during the Be Safe programme on the Capitalk Drive show on Capitalk 100.4 FM yesterday, Assistant Inspector Dzvova said the operation comes at a time when criminal activities, mainly caused by pirate taxis (mushika-shika) are on the rise, as evidenced by the surge in robberies and rape cases being recorded.


He said the operation is in line with attaining Vision 2030, under the force’s theme: “Polishing the nation to create an environment conducive for attaining Vision 2030”.


Speaking on the same show, Constable Manika echoed Assistant Dzvova’s remarks adding that other stakeholders in the task will assist in making the restoration operation a success.


Recently, the ZRP announced that they would conduct such an operation in Harare CBD and Greater Harare with the support of stakeholders who include ZINARA, VID, Ruwa Local Board, Chitungwiza Town Council, Epworth Local Board, Harare City Council, and the Department of Social Welfare.


On the first day of the operation, police arrested nearly 600 pirate taxis, unregistered cars, street kids controlling traffic, and vendors operating at intersections. Of the 591 arrested, 389 were motorists who had their cars impounded, 164 vendors, 19 illegal money-changers, and 19 street kids or vagrants.