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Honeymoon over for Zanu PF activists

Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Joram Gumbo
Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Joram Gumbo

There has been a growing trend of party activists who do not only display Mugabe and Grace’s pictures, but also Zanu PF-branded flags and membership cards on their cars and capitalise on the power of the incumbency to drive through police checkpoints unimpeded.

Transport and Infrastructural Development minister, Joram Gumbo, recently said he would soon jointly inform the nation on the way forward with Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu and Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere following a Cabinet directive.

He said the blitz will also target unlicensed public transport vehicles, commonly known as mushikashika, plying roads illegally.

“There is a growing trend whereby people use party cards and other Zanu PF materials to commit traffic offences, the honeymoon is over. In the coming few days, myself and the ministers of Home Affairs and Local Government are going to make a public announcement as to what would be the course of action,” he said.

“We are saying let us do the correct things. This time there won’t be an excuse because all offenders will be arrested.

“I own a bus myself and sometimes when the driver breaks the traffic laws, he calls me and I tell him to pay the fine so that he doesn’t break the law.

“We are concerned with implementing the law and we believe that what is wrong is wrong, no matter who commits the offence,” he said.

Gumbo also said that police would soon be impounding all vehicles seen on the road without registration number plates.

“It has come to the attention of government that there is an increasing number of motor vehicles plying our public roads without displaying registration number plates.

“This behaviour is contrary to sections six and ten of the Vehicle Licensing Act which stipulate the need for vehicles to be registered and to always display their registration marks.

“What is disturbing is that a good number of such vehicles have been involved in accidents after which the driver vanishes rendering any further accident reporting procedures and investigations difficult.

“It is also common knowledge that some of the motor vehicles tend to be used in the commission of crime taking advantage of their concealed identities. Every motor vehicle is required by law to be always driven whilst displaying its front and rear number plate as well as the third number plate,” said Gumbo.

“Police and the VID officers shall be on full alert and look out throughout the national road network to deal with such offenders. Joint law enforcement exercises are already underway to flush out elements under discussion,” he added. Daily News

  • No surprise. The ZANU-PF is a criminal organization. Grace is a cheater and a thief and Robert is a prolific killer and a thief. How is that different from this little guy? His only offense is he breached protocol by doing it in the open. They are all agents of darkness.

  • Mina Makoti

    Long overdue. How did the practice come to being in the first place? Makainonokera Colgate. Mazino aora!

  • nelson ndlovu

    Joram is lying. i will put it on his face that he persecuted people in Gwanda when his said bus broke public transport ethics. he did that through VIDs. He should have said henceforth he has instructed his driver to pay fines not to pretend as if he had been a law abiding citizen all along. he is just spewing abracadabra. These politicians forget that their lies will come to haunt them when we set free the evidence we are withholding so far.

  • Muchati Bhuu

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