The Zimbabwe Republic Police said they have impounded more than 2 800 vehicles in the ongoing operation aimed at making motorists comply to road rules.
In a statement, Police Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the operation, called “Tame the Traffic Jungle” is mainly targeting combis and pirate taxi’s “Mushikashika”. More than 1 940 vehicles were arrested on the first day and 865 on the second day.
Police said the operation has been necessitated by the lawlessness on the roads especially in major cities where some drivers are openly causing chaos and congestion by driving against one way, oncoming traffic, through red robots and reckless lane violation.
They also warned motorists to adhere to all road requirements stating that any vehicle moving on the roads with no registration plates will be impounded.
“Any vehicle moving on the roads with no registration plates shall be impounded. This includes those vehicles that have been imported and are moving with temporary plates.”
“We will therefore ensure that the law takes its course without fear or favour.” Reads the statement.
The operation has caused an uproar from commuters as they are struggling to find transport to ferry them. It has also caused a spike it transport fares.