By Lloyd Takawira
In a statement released to the media, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said it arrested over 800 forex DEALERS and 660 touts during the festive season.
Acting Police Spokesperson for Harare Province Assistant Inspector Webster Dzvova said.
“From December 23, 2019, to January 5 this year, we have arrested 803 forex dealers, 660 touts and 590 illegal vendors in Harare’s Central Business District,”
“The police have also arrested 950 mushikashika operators and these include kombis which were either loading and dropping off passengers at undesignated places or not following other road regulations. Most of them were fined for the offences”.
Asst Insp Dzvova said the police clampdown in Harare would continue long after the festive season. He urged citizens to use public transport, not to carry large sums of money and to always be alert.
“Police in Harare Province will continue with the operations in and around the city in full force and we want to forewarn would-be offenders that they will be arrested and prosecuted in terms of the law,” he said.
“We have noticed that robbers are now targeting money changers, residential areas and pirate taxis pick-up points. We advise the public not to walk alone during the night, not to carry large sums of cash and to avoid boarding unregistered vehicles,” he added.