By Tinaani Nyabereka In Gweru
Police in the Midlands Province has impounded 171 Mushika- shika vehicles who were found violating the Covid 19 prevention measures.
This follows the recent call by Government that Zupco buses were the only transport authorized to ferry the public during the ongoing level 4 lockdown, Post on Sunday can reveal.
Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing operation of phasing out private taxis ,Midlands Police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said motor vehicles found violating the measures were bound to face the wrath of the law.
“The moratorium on intercity public travels by transport operators and private motor vehicle owners has raised its enforcement activities.
“All motor vehicles found violating the widely pronounced measures are being impounded while persons operating them are being arrested. The operation is ongoing for as long as the measures are in force.
“Over the past weekend, we have impounded a total of 171 motor vehicles which are currently being held at various Police Stations while some are being referred to Vehicle Inspection Department.” added Mahoko
Meanwhile Gweru Urban District has reportedly impounded 115 motor vehicles.
“we urge the public take hid and comply with the law. We are of the view that members of the public should voluntarily observe the measures to safeguard themselves from contracting the deadly disease which we hear, infections are on a steep increase. They should not wait for police enforcement.” he added.