The government has warned people who hang precariously on moving commuter omnibuses that they risk being arrested as their actions are against the law.
The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Dr Joram Gumbo who was the guest speaker at the official handover of a traffic training centre at Hurungwe Primary School in Murewa said conductors and other culprits who have developed the habit of hanging precariously on moving commuter omnibuses are violating Section 58 of the Road Traffic Act and risk being arrested.
“I want to appeal to police in Murewa not to hesitate to arrest and prosecute those people who hang precariously on kombis,” said Dr Gumbo.
Dr Gumbo commended the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) for having partnered the school in establishing the traffic training centre which he said will train vulnerable road users mainly 4-7 year olds on how to use the roads safely.
“The concept of catching them young in road safety is noble especially the 4-7 year olds who are the most vulnerable road users,” Dr Gumbo added.
The traffic training centre which has all the road signs including a functional robot is a concept developed by one of the school teachers as part of her masters’ programme in ECD.
The school also received bicycles from the TSCZ for use as part of the training.