Harare city council hikes clamping charges by more than 800 percent

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By Thandiwe Garusa

Authorities at the Harare City Council have hiked vehicle clamping and towing fines by more than 800 percent.

This is according to a Town House schedule released on Wednesday, detailing the new rates.

The new charges now range from $500 to $900, up from a previous range of $57 to $90.

Wheel clamping for light motor vehicles is now $500, a 15-seater commuter omnibus will be fined $600, an 18-seater commuter omnibus will pay $700 while conventional buses and lorries pay $800, with articulated heavy lorries now paying $900.

The new charges are effective from 13 December 2019.