Melissa Makoto Herald Reporter
Harare City Council (HCC) is appealing to members of the public to cooperate with the municipal and traffic enforcement officers as they preserve order in the city.
In a statement issued yesterday, HCC corporate communications manager Mr Michael Chideme said officers are being attacked during the course of their duties.
“We have had some instances where our officers are beaten up, injured and taken to hospital,” he said
“Currently, we have received 33 reports of which 12 are women, who are our mothers who have been injured on duty, which is not right.”
He added that the reason why they have a municipal police and a traffic enforcement unit is for the preservation of peace and order in the city so that the generality of the population of Harare can move freely without any disturbances.
“The pavements in Harare are for pedestrians, they are not for vending,” he said
“The road network is for every road user not for kombis to park and disturb the free flow of traffic.”
The city council has been deploying municipal and traffic enforcement officers on the streets to deal with illegal vendors and kombi drivers in the central business district who have become a perennial menace.