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Suspended Zebra Kiss, Rimbi Tours Apologise, Fire "Reckless" Drivers

Suspended Zebra Kiss, Rimbi Tours Apologise, Fire

Zebra Kiss and Rimbi Tours, two suspended bus companies, have apologised and said they are dismissing any drivers who participated in a road race along the Harare-Nyamapanda road earlier this week that resulted in an accident that killed one man. 

A video which circulated on social media shows the Zebra Kiss bus blocking Rimbi Tours from overtaking.

Rimbi Tours which was travelling closely behind Zebra Kiss then collided with a stationary truck killing the bus conductor and injuring over 20 passengers.

Following the incident, Transport Minister Felix Mhona suspended the two transport operators’ licences on Thursday 19 January.

The managers of the two bus companies admitted in a video shared on social media on Friday that their teams had been careless on the day in question and promised to pay for the funeral of the deceased as well as the medical care of the injured passengers.

The managing director of Zebra Kiss Coaches, Tangisai Mapuranga, announced that the company had summoned the driver to a disciplinary hearing pending dismissal. Mapuranga said:

This (Friday) afternoon, I just want to apologise to the nation for what happened and to our minister (of transport) as well and the entire transport sector which includes our association, ZPTO for this mess which happened on that day.

It was also to be noted that this was caused by human error which was the negligence of our drivers and we would like to take full responsibility for that and also say sorry to the families that got injured; we also lost one of the bus crew for Rimbi buses

We say we are very sorry; we send our condolence message to the bereaved family and we would like to guarantee you that as Tashllyt Investments, we are there to serve the nation.

Decent Rimbi, director of Rimbi Travel and Tours also issued an apology and pledged the company’s commitment to see through the funeral of its deceased employee and the injured passengers.

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25 Comments

Mlindo 2 weeks ago

Ko apology ichadzosa here hupenyu hwe uyo akafa uye avo vakakuvara avo,this life is not fare.


2 weeks ago

They all wanted to meet the targets which you set for them.... Let's start from setting realistic targets for these drivers.


chiurai 2 weeks ago

paying for funeral expenses hainei nekuuraiwa ne accident. Mushandi wake kare.
Ndaataure zve loss of life. loss of breadwinner mumhuri. ndaabhadhare pension.lumpsum and monthly for ever


alliah 2 weeks ago

haaa zveapology hazvina basa ko isu mapassanger mati todii bcz mafambiro anoita mabhazi aya kaaa haa topera chaiko


Patriot 2 weeks ago

Yaa u did a good job reku fire vanhu vari reckless rather than kungopomera zvinhu zvese Zanu pf the party of liberation


Biden 2 weeks ago

We need laws that allow these companies to be sued for their drivers carelessness or, negligence paying for funerals and medical expenses is not enough I saw some whose leg was completely damaged meaning he is now disabled and how is he going to survive economically


pragmatismo 2 weeks ago

apology accepted. thank you for yr empathy .
methinx the minister was overzealous on his reprimand.
consider the 200+employees & theor dependence.


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Nyamasvisva 2 weeks ago

Too little too late


2 weeks ago

THANK YOU RIMBI & COMPANY FOR SHOWING UBUNTU. ACCIDENTS HAPPEN EVERYDAY


bhambadzi 2 weeks ago

The image of those two bus companies has been dented.


bhambadzi 2 weeks ago

The image of those two bus companies has been dented.


😁 2 weeks ago

was that truck stationery?


Kule Kule 2 weeks ago

Nhai zvako iwe muzukuru wangu unenjere dzinopinza. Wabva nepiko?

o 2 weeks ago

zebra aifamba nema customer zvakanaka vasati vakuita competition naRimbi
vanhu vekwa rimbi vakafanana nevekwatrip vari rough


Tateguru 2 weeks ago

Good show


@😁 2 weeks ago

Rimbi Tours which was travelling closely behind Zebra Kiss then collided with a stationary truck killing the bus conductor and injuring over 20 passengers.


simboti 2 weeks ago

zrp itai basa pa road kana muri vashoma topinza vamwe ve speed trap , plus mapurisa potai muchibvunza ma passenger kuti muri safe here pamunomisa mabhazi pa roadblock kwete kupedzerana nawhindi kuseri kwebhazi .todawo WhatsApp group yeporis yatinotumirawo mavideo se video raitorwa nawhindi wekwa Rimbi pamwe tikabatsirike nekukasika chakaipa chisati chaitika kana maonawo zvirikuitika pavideo moitawo action fasta fasta


Prince 2 weeks ago

wangu mapurisa angaita line from harare to nyamapanda mabhazi ayo haana zvamangwana sema AVM nemaDAF Aya ,ayo 2km rinenge ratove mu140km/hr....plus I think mabhazi aye speedometer dzacho ameno ndine video richindiovertaker ndimu160 so iro raifamba nespeed ipi,,,,,chongodiwa bvisai apfana kumabhazi imota hombe idzo ndaavaperere kumakombi

jaybee 2 weeks ago

Team rekwaRimbi rinotoita kunge rinotrainwa rough nekusateereranekusateerera......


mlambo naume 2 weeks ago

ipapo haurevi nhema

Lo 2 weeks ago

These buses should have timetables. If they strictly keep them there would be no such sad cases.
Now we have lost a life, many are injured, some losing their jobs, more dependants losing their bread.
To our dear traffic cops, make sure these buses are following their timetables, not justing taking bribes.


Concerned 2 weeks ago

Minister of transport should also ban over night shifts each all buses...
should also implement that all buses to have speed limit machines placed in them to avoid over speeding.
They should be a free hot line number displayed on each and every bus, stricter measures to be placed for buses that don't display these hotline numbers.Police should make sure they cross check every bus that they have these hotline numbers to report reckless driving.

a system to be placed when one reports reckless driving or over speeding, police on the road blocks should also receive the alert of the restless drivers and deal with them.


XXX 2 weeks ago

Dai mukutaura zveUS$10000-00 compensation to the injured parties , wekushaika uyoo motsvagira mhuri yake imba kutomutengera the remaining wife and children in medium density surburb semunhu Aida kuzorakidza boss vaizopedza masports Acho esee.. Tinenge toziva kuti apology yakutanga.


Tkt 2 weeks ago

On top of Funeral and medical expenses, mhuri dzese have lost bread winners, give a bus for the deceased and a salary for all those rendered obsolete, 😂😂, as a result of the accident!
Infact, Gvt must include such packages in the Governing Acts, kuti mitemo ichengetwe mumi gwagwa umu


Gaga 1 week ago

Point tkt



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