The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said that it has arrested more than 4 000 touts (mahwindi) and impounded over 3 000 unregistered vehicles in Harare since January.
A statement posted on the ZRP Twitter handle also revealed that the operation is being conducted in Bulawayo as well. It said:
The ZRP’s operations aimed at bringing sanity in CBDs throughout the country are continuing.
In Harare police has accounted for 4463 mushikashika vehicles during the period Jan – 30th June 2019, 4093 touts have been arrested while 3132 unregistered vehicles were impounded.
Meanwhile, in Bulawayo, the ZRP has arrested 2112 suspects for obstructing the free passage of traffic in the CBD and 98 for exchange control dealings since January 2019.
Police urge the public to engage in lawful business activities which do not make them susceptible to arrests.