Monday, February 14, 2011

Blantyre Traffic Police Chief Abuses Position

One of the senior officers at Blantyre Police's Traffic department, Officer Moyo, is abusing his office.
Moyo, who owns a minibus- Registration Number CZ 3462- is forcing his workers to continue driving on the roads of Malawi (notably the Chileka, Lunzu routes) when he knows pretty well that the commuter minibus has worn out tyres.
In fact, one of the front tyres (the left side) is totally worn out that wires are protruding out, threatening the lives of commuters.
Today, around 09:30am, traffic police officers stopped the minibus at Chileka Round About, and confronted the driver on the tyre 'problem'.
But the driver and his conductor told the officers in the face that they could not effect any arrest, or charge a fine, "because this minibus, as you well know, belongs to your boss".
The two even told the junior traffic officers that the problem has been there for the past three weeks, and that when they inform officer Moyo, he is telling them to continue plying on the roads and make more money- part of which, according to the driver and his conductor,will be used to buy new tyres.
However, the same traffic officers continue effecting the law on other minibus owners, raising questions over the professionalism of the Malawi Police Service.
Zachimalawi will visit Moyo this evening to get more details, and know why he is violating Malawi's traffic laws despite being in a senior position- one that calls for good conduct. 

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