The Bulawayo United Residents Association (BURA) has urged residents to boycott boarding commuter omnibuses in response to the recent fare hikes.
On Monday, kombis increased their fares from 50 cents to 75 cents for a single trip.
This was in response to the increase in fuel prices which is currently in short supply with most service stations dry.
“ If we could all stand together for a cause, this madness can just come to an end within a short space of time,” said BURA chairperson Winos Dube.
“Let shops close if need be, let the Kombis stop operating. We should not allow these people to rob us”.
Dube added:“Any normal person can not pay 75c today then tomorrow pay a $1 its unacceptable considering that fuel prices have not increased”.
Dube told CITE that the appeal to boycott kombis was fast spreading across the country.
“I have been receiving calls all the way from Victoria Falls and I can say that people are in agreement with us,” he said.
“As an association we are very certain that we can still resist the pressure until things can normalize.”
Meanwhile, public transport operators said the fares would increase from 75c to $1in response to the increase in prices of motor spares and other consumables.