Woman dies in a Kombi accident after a police officer had thrown a spike at the moving vehicle: Pic. The rate at which accidents are taking place in the country is very alarming. Especially when it comes to Zupco buses.
Barely a week after a disastrous Zupco bus accident took place in Rugare carrying Harare Hospital nurses another Zupco bus has been involved in another accident again.
It’s so shocking and worrisome the rate these Zupco buses are getting involved in accidents. The buses are being driven recklessly or the drivers are not qualified fully for their jobs.
At the height of escalating private commuter omnibus fares, Zupco integrated old conventional buses to operate as urban public transporters. And it seems this move has become a nightmare for passengers as lives are being lost every day.
The Passenger Association of Zimbabwe (PAZ) has condemned the state of most conventional buses operating under the Zupco franchise, describing them as unroadworthy and death traps to the commuting public.
But some of the accidents are caused by reckless drivers as well as police officers too. Recently 7 officers were arrested after tear-gassing a bus full of passengers after the driver of the bus had not stopped to talk to them on a roadblock. A similar scene has happened but this time it was a Kombi and the police did not throw teargases but instead threw a spike which resulted in the kombi overturning and killing one person in the process.
Source – MbareTimes