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PAZ statement on Passengers and Vendors case against Govt

High Court of Zimbabwe

PRESS STATEMENT: High Court Reserves judgement on PAZ and Vendors Case Against Government

We, Passengers Association of Zimbabwe remain dismayed by the fact that ZUPCOs monopoly is forcing many commuters to wait for hours at an end for transport to or from work, or to ride in crowded trucks like cattle or to walk long distances to and from home. Among this suffering lot are expecting mothers, the elderly, the disabled and people suffering from life threatening conditions like hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The solution to this is to allow kombis and buses belonging to private operators to operate within the Covid 19 induced public health restrictions, which include social distance seating arrangements and sanitisation of passengers.

This is why Passengers Associoation of Zimbabwe made a court application together with Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations and Constantine Chaza. The respondents were ZUPCO, Health Minister, ObadiahMoyo, Local Government Minister July Moyo, Minister of Finance Mthuli Ncube, Transport Minister Biggie Matiza and President Emmerson Mnangagwa. We the applicants were represented by Tendai Biti and High Court Judge Mary Zimba-Dube reserved ruling, on Friday 22 May, after hearing submissions from both parties

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