The Zimbabwe Republic Police has impounded over 100 pirates taxes in a blitz aimed at restoring order in the transport sector within the Bulawayo’s CBD.
The clampdown against the “mushikashika” vehicles was carried out over the past weekend.
The pirate taxes are said to have forced registered commuter omnibuses plying the City to Montrose, Burnside, Nkulumane, Luveve and Mahatshula routes respectively to move elsewhere.
ZRP Bulawayo Deputy Spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube revealed that most of the pirate taxis, especially Toyota Vitz and Honda Fit models, are either mounted with fake number plates or have no number plates at all.
Bulawayo had received 75 buses under the government urban mass transportation system which started in Harare a fortnight ago.