The minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Dr. Sithembiso Nyoni Thursday said the government would want to see the removal of touts from all bus termini.
D r Nyoni added that the government was concerned over the increasing incidents of harassment by touts towards women at bus termini and other public spaces across the country. Addressing the media this morning, the minister said:
Eventually, we want to witness the removal of touts from all bus termini. Public spaces must be safe for all and may it be known that the law enforcing agents shall not deal with this lightly.
My ministry has engaged relevant Government departments and local authorities to nip these inhumane acts of gender-based violence in the bud.
Her remarks come after a video circulated on social media platforms showing a woman being forcefully dragged by touts as she fights and cries while another tout was also seen pulling her luggage away.
Reports suggest the video was shot in Dhulivhadzimu, a suburb in Beitbridge.
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