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Govt Blames Private Operators For Harare Urban Transport Chaos



New Zupco busses

Post Cabinet Media Briefing


Cabinet wishes to clarify that Government has not banned the operations of private contractors in the public transportation sector.


While noting the apparent withdrawal of services by some operations, Cabinet wishes to state that no effort is being spared in ensuring that the inconvenience to the travelling public is minimised.



Government would like to assure the nation that ZUPCO is engaging with contractors with a view to ensuring that all arrears are settled and resolving any outstanding matters.



In addition, more ZUPCO buses that were undergoing licencing have since been cleared and are now plying various routes.



ZUPCO buses that are travelling on intercity routes are now required to undertake local trips upon


Government has, however, noted with concern the proliferation of unlicenced vehicles (mushikashika) and unroadworthy vehicles commuting various routes.



The public is informed that Government, through the Zimbabwe Republic Police, will enforce the law without fear or favour for the safety of the travelling public.


All vehicles without number plates will be impounded.

Robert Tapfumaneyi