The government has removed the restriction which was placed banning private transporters from operating as the cloud of COVID-19 has dissipated.
This was revealed through Statutory Instrument 213A of 2022 released this week.
“This order may be cited as the Public Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment ) (National Lockdown)(No 2)(Amendment) Order 2022.
“Transport services, whether intercity or intercity, for the carriage of passengers shall no longer be restricted to the transport services mentioned in section 4(2) of the Public Health (COVID-19) Prevention Containment and Treament)(National Lockdown) (No 2) Order 2020.
This order was, “published in Statutory Instrument 200 of 2020, and all laws with respect to the licensing of those services that were in force immediately before the commencement of the principal order shall recommence in force with immediate effect,” it said.
The lifting of the restriction follows the successful curtailing of Covid-19 by the southern African country.
Zimbabwe suffered over 5500 deaths from the virus but was largely commended for a positive campaign against the virus.
However, the lifting of the kombi ban is a little late as the private transporters such as kombis had already returned on the road.
The initial ban on kombis created a huge transport crisis which at one time threatened to destabilize the country.