Touts terrorise passengers


TRAVELLERS in the Midlands province have complained over harassment by touts at bus termini, where they are forced to board buses against their will.

The commuters also protested over pushcart transporters, who they accuse of insulting travellers who refuse to let them carry their luggage for a fee.

Passengers Association of Zimbabwe president Tafadzwa Goliati  told Southern Eye that touts had become a menace.

“There are several cases of abuse of passengers at bus termini by touts and this cannot go on unaddressed. There is need to engage law enforcement agents to ensure that such touts are arrested.”

Meanwhile, a traditional leader in Zhombe, Midlands province, has implored the Department of Roads to clear trees and long grass along the Gokwe-Kwekwe Road because they are posing danger to road users.

Zhombe’s Chief Gwesela said the vegetation was very close to the road, making it difficult for motorists to see animals that would be crossing highways.

“Road authorities should attend to the situation urgently,” Chief Gwesela said.

Accidents involving stray animals along the Gokwe-Kwekwe Road are common place in an area where many communities live along the road.

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