ZRP in nationwide crack down on touts

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ZRP in nationwide crack down on touts


Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa


HARARE – The Zimbabwe Republic Police(ZRP) has launched a comprehensive operation dubbed “No To Touts” aimed at curbing the activities of touts throughout the country. The operation, which began on June 20th, 2024, has already resulted in the arrest of 410 touts who were taken to court to face the law.


The police are targeting gangs who harass, threaten, and force travellers to board public service vehicles and pirate taxis. The ZRP has engaged the Judicial Service Commission to ensure that all suspects arrested appear in court in batches. No deposit fines will be accepted at Police Stations.


The operation also targets operators of public service vehicles who employ touts. These operators face serious consequences if evidence links them to the illegal activities. The police are also cracking down on pirate taxis and “mushikashika” vehicles that use touts to perpetuate illegal activities, such as picking up and dropping passengers at undesignated points.


The ZRP urges the public to report any individuals engaged in touting activities at any nearest Police Station or the National Complaints Desk on (0242) 703631 or WhatsApp on 0712 800 197.


This operation reflects the government’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of travellers and maintaining order within the public transportation system.