BULAWAYO City Council has expressed concern over the use of tyre-shredding spike strips at roadblocks in the city and is now seeking dialogue with the Zimbabwe Republic Police.
Councillors said the use of spikes had caused several accidents and endangered the lives of the city’s commuters.
They said alternative means to deal with offending commuter omnibus drivers should be found.
According to the latest council report, councillors Tamani Ncube and Ernest Rafamoyo raised the issue and cited the case of a commuter omnibus which overturned at the Khami flyover bridge in Kelvin injuring 16 commuters after its tyres were deflated by spikes thrown onto its path by police manning a roadblock.
The kombi overturned three times before stopping at the edge of the bridge.
The police blamed the driver of the kombi Nqobile Moyo (23) for negligence.