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    Pirate taxi driver commits suicide at Zvishavane Police station

    THERE was pandemonium on Saturday at Zvishavane Central Police Station after a 38-year- old mshika-shika (pirate taxi) driver committed suicide by consuming poison in protest after his vehicle was impounded by the police. Tapiwa Manyimo of Maglas suburb in the asbestos mining town was pronounced dead on arrival at Zvishavane District Hospital where he had been rushed for medical attention.…

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    $10,000 fine for touting

    GOVERNMENT has introduced deterrent fines to push out touts from the central business districts where they have become a menace. Information permanent secretary Ndavaningi Mangwana said the fines range from $4 000 to $10 000. “The operation to remove mushika-shika is ongoing. A deterrent fine which ranges from $4 000 to $10 000 is being charged for touting,” Mangwana tweeted.…

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    Masvingo’s pirate taxis back on the road as police face trouble identifying accident victims

    By Nompumelelo Sibanda BARELY two days after one of their fellow drivers died in an accident which claimed 19 others, the pirate taxis of the Masvingo-Zvishavane highway are back on the road and carrying passengers. The taxis serve passengers travelling from Masvingo to Gweru, Zvishavane, Mvuma, Gutu, Chiredzi and other surrounding towns and growth points. “Illegal pirate taxis locally known…

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