This is daylight robbery by Chitungwiza municipal traffic department, as men and women dressed in civilian attire are stopping innocent motorists under the pretense of hiking to town. As soon as you stop about three of them are safely in the car and they command you to drive to their head office, accusing you for stopping at an undesinated place and obstructing the flow of traffic. You will be asked to pay a fine of $100.
Lovemore Magaso,Our Reader
Why do they stop the motorists themselves if they are enforcing the bylaws? Was the $100 approved by the responsible minister? How do we know that they are not fake if they are not in uniform or having badges to indentify themselves?
The country needs order not ambushing its citizens. It’s a known fact that the municipality has not been paying its workers, but that is not the way to collect revenue from its citizens.
When council formed the department, they employed a number of people and bought a fleet of vehicles for towing vehicles in the hope that it would be a viable cash cow from the kombis. But the kombis and motorists are adhering to the law forcing council to operate at a loss. Now they are robbing motorists in broad daylight.
You can not budget from offences.