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Police in Harare and the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) have launched a joint operation code-named “Takuona” to flush out illegal driving schools which have mushroomed in and around the city. In an interview with The Herald yesterday, TSCZ spokesperson Mr Ernest Muchena said the operation would target unregistered driving schools and unregistered instructors.

“We are doing a joint operation with the ZRP to weed out unregistered driving schools,” he said.

“This comes after we have noted with concern that some people are just establishing unregistered driving schools without following traffic safety registration procedures.”

Mr Muchena said those found in contravention of the Statutory Instrument 309 of 1985 which requires driving schools to be registered will be fined or imprisoned for a period not exceeding six months.

He also said registered driving schools operating without registered instructors risk losing their operating licences.

“The safety of citizens comes first and all those who will be caught on the wrong side shall face the full wrath of the law,” Muchena said.

“We are not going to be lenient with unregistered driving schools or unqualified instructors so we are checking for all this in our operation. We want to ensure that we have properly trained drivers in the country to help reduce the carnage on the roads,” he said.

Source : The Herald