Thursday, 4 October 2012

Sanity in the city, menace on the highways

The recent operation by the ZRP and City of Harare Police to rid the city centre of rude kombi drivers and touts has been received well by commuters.  All along, commuters had become slaves of these touts by being verbally and emotionally abused.  These touts would spend most of their day clutching PET bottles full of clear liquid, one wonders if they would be following the advise to drink water frequently.

Dollar pakufamba is still the order of day for workers be it from home or vice versa. Commuters have no choice but to pay the dollar in order to fend for families.

But contrary to this order, in our highways.  While there are many reported cases of people being murdered and bodies mutilated, we wonder how the body parts are passing around in the highways with the police staging roadblocks almost every few kilometres along all the highways.  I believe the police have shifted their weight to the control and monitoring of public transport whilst neglecting private cars.  We would wait one day for a report that a private car has been searched and found with human body parts. 

The dualisation of the Masvingo highway should be taken seriously by all people.  The need has been proven after part dualisation up to Boka floors.  Traffic now flows well without hitches, contrary to what it was.  Peak hours, morning and evening, were a nightmare since motorists had to wait many nminutes to travel a few kilometres.  The only problem is at the traffic lights at rothmans.  Traffic flow in the morning is so dense that one expect to wait for 10 minutes in the queue.

Generally, we are getting there.

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