21 January 2013

Zimbabwe: Touts in Trouble for Breaking Traffic Laws

ELEVEN touts in Karoi were ordered to do community service work at various government institutions after a Karoi magistrate convicted them of breaking the country's traffic laws. Magistrate Mr Obidience Matare on Monday imposed three-month jail terms on each of the 11.

Mr Matare, however, suspended the sentence on condition they each complete between 60 and 70 hours of community service at various public institutions.

Persuade Dhiriza (24), Charles Bhasera (28), William Hwede (25), Tafadzwa Chipango (20), Norman Machona (33), Bvumai Nyamangarai (29), Tendayi Sande (36), Joshua Matashu (44), Gift Beni Payomba(35), Moses Chitima(33) and Duduzile Chinyama(25) were rounded up last Friday while touting for passengers at a bus terminus in Karoi.

There was pandemonium at the rank as the touts who were caught off guard tried to run away from police officers who had strategically positioned themselves.

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