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Residents Demand Suspension Of "Errant" Bus Operators

Residents Demand Suspension Of

The Bulawayo Bus Operators Association (BBOA) and the Bulawayo United Residents Association (BURA) have both urged the government to suspend the licences of errant long-distance bus operators.

The associations accuse some bus operators of flouting traffic rules and regulations by picking up and dropping passengers at undesignated places in Bulawayo.

Many buses are using undesignated places to pick up and drop off passengers thereby causing chaos within the city centre.

Popular illegal pick-up points include Harare Road, outside Eveline High School and the Centenary Park area along Leopold Takawira and Corner Fort Street and 8th Avenue as well as the corner of Fort Street and Leopold Takawira Avenue, popularly known as Tredgold.

Last week, the government suspended the operating licences of Rimbi Tours and Zebra Kiss buses after the two bus operators caused a fatal road traffic accident in Mutoko on Tuesday.

The suspension came after a Rimbi Tours bus driver was involved in a race with a Zebra Kiss bus driver along the Harare-Nyamapanda Road leading to the death of one person and serious injuries to seven others.

Bulawayo Bus Operators Association chairperson Patrick Dube said:

The suspension of the operatorsÔÇÖ licences was a decisive move which sent a clear message to operators flouting traffic rules and regulations and the same should happen here.

He said members of his association operate from Renkini, Entumbane Bus Terminus, Nkulumane Complex and Hamara.

Bulawayo United Residents association chairperson Winos Dube said:

The buses that are parking and picking up people at undesignated places such as Centenary Park, must have their licences withdrawn like what happened to these two bus companies.

Tshova Mubaiwa spokesperson NdabaMabunda said they are losing business to the illegal transporters and urged the police to get rid of the menace.

ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said those who continue to flout the traffic rules and regulations must be reported to the police.

He reiterated that it is illegal for bus operators to pick up or drop off passengers at undesignated places. | Chronicle

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14 Comments

4 days ago

­čśé That means that there will be no bus ­čÜŹ operators ­čśé ­čśé


skhumba 4 days ago

not really my big guy, read again slowly this time maybe uzo understanda mtakababa


Maparamuro 4 days ago

Residents can just boycott those violating rules. Exercise your power, you don't need police to help boycott these errant operators. Residents should prioritise the well being and their safety. Transporters who violate the road rules endanger the lives of the commuters ad what's funny is the commuters continue to give them business.


Depon 4 days ago

Community arrest

Mushikashika 4 days ago

Nonsense


**** 4 days ago

good move
this gonna save lives


Dony 4 days ago

Patrick Dube i see yo name, it seems you are the owner of Greenhorse bus company who plies Bulawayo to Gwanda rural, let the Interafricas, stallions, Cag, Zupco, trip trans, do their shenanigans in Harare road


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o'brien 4 days ago

kkkk pick up points kuita sei kwacho. A bus is not a train zvinorwadza rakusiya paHarare road pacho. Picking is not a problem but reckless driving on the way.


S╠Şi╠Şyoyo 4┬ádays ago

@ o'brien­čĄŁ wataura point


Manikiniki 4 days ago

The City Council closed Egodini terminus in the name of constructing state of the art terminus but as the norm in our cursed nation, monies were 'eaten' and thez nothing to show. Where do u want our Kombis and buses to rank now? You create problems then start blaming people.


bra joe 4 days ago

Zupco is also using popular illegal pick-up points include Harare Road, outside Eveline High School and the Centenary Park area along Leopold Takawira and Corner Fort Street and 8th Avenue as well as the corner of Fort Street and Leopold Takawira Avenue, popularly known as Tredgold.


bra joe 4 days ago

Zupco is also using popular illegal pick-up points include Harare Road, outside Eveline High School and the Centenary Park area along Leopold Takawira and Corner Fort Street and 8th Avenue as well as the corner of Fort Street and Leopold Takawira Avenue, popularly known as Tredgold.


o'brien 4 days ago

shandisa iwewe ka uite billionaire.


cas 3 days ago

vana Patrick Dube musarwadziwa nekunaka kwakaita ma bus e Harare ,if I check here in Byo there are only 4 operators with buses dzimwe dzese ingoro idzo ,dzidzai kutenga ma bus akanaka vanhu ve Bhuruwayo



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