Operations of some commuter omnibus operators have been characterised by speeding, abuse of passengers as well as flouting of council regulations.

The City of Mutare says lawlessness by commuter omnibus operators in the central business district will no longer be tolerated.

The Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Mandi Chimene said commuter omnibus operators have two weeks to comply with a raft of measures meant to ensure that sanity prevails in the central business district.

Commuter omnibus operators concurred there is need to comply with set rules and regulations to protect the sanctity of human life with City of Mutare officials underscoring the need for operators to stick to designated pick up sites.

Vending also came under the spotlight with many individuals who sell their wares on the streets of Mutare now affecting the smooth flow of human traffic.

There was consensus on the need to ensure that proper vending sites are availed with running water as well as toilets.