Women across the African continent use public transport to reach their desired destination, one of the reasons being that it is what they can afford. In Zimbabwe however, local authorities tend to leave public transport operators using undesignated termini, where touts, commonly referred to as "mahwindi" harass travellers, forcing them into transport of these "mahwindi"' s choice. Women are at the receiving end most of the time because in order for them to instill fear in the women, these touts grope and touch them inappropriately. They threaten to harm them or steal from them if they refuse to board a bus of their choice. They even go to the extent of roughing you up, pushing and shoving you or even steal from you until you board the bus/car of their choice. I have fallen victim to these mahwindi several times, and recently, I had my breast and butt grabbed by these touts on my way to Bulawayo from Harare. Read more and sign on the petition on: http://chng.it/DJ8k42R2
Please sign the petitition to Zimbabwean police to stop the harrassment of women by touts.