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Police blitz on unregistered cars causes stampede at CVR

THERE was a stampede at the Central Vehicle Registry (CVR) offices along Robson Manyika in Harare this morning as motorists jostled to acquire number plates after the launch of a police blitz at the weekend.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) continues with its blitz of impounding unregistered vehicles and those without number plates and licenses.

Main roads leading into Harare such as Seke Road were characterized by long jams stretching several kilometres, with cars bumper-to-bumper and barely moving.

At the Manyame River bridge in Chitungwiza where police were camped, dozens of cars were impounded and traffic jams stretching to Chikwanha shops in the easterly direction well as close to Zengeza 2 shops in the westerly direction .

At the CVR offices, motorists interviewed said their vehicles were impounded while others indicated that it has been a hustle to acquire the number plates after applying as far back as last year.

Others said they were given short notice before the ongoing blitz.

The government late last year indicated that it had acquired enough number plates to clear the current backlog after treasury availed 2,1 million United States dollars for the project.

The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Felix Mhona is expected to address the media this afternoon clarifying the government’s position on the ongoing blitz, the issuance and adequacy of vehicle registration plates.

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