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ZUPCO Buses Accident: Driver Was Reckless

ZUPCO Buses Accident: Driver Was Reckless

A survivor of a road traffic accident involving two ZUPCO buses which occurred in Mashonaland West Province on Monday morning said that one of the bus drivers was reckless and speeding.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed yesterday that four people including both drivers died while 67 others were injured when two ZUPCO buses collided head-on at the 101km-peg from Harare on the Chirundu highway.

ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the collision occurred at the black spot known as PaBhutsu.

Nyathi added that the buses collided at 7.45 am between Banket and Chinhoyi near Dondo River Bridge.

The southbound ZUPCO bus was reportedly carrying civil servants and school children from Chinhoyi to Banket.

The driver of the bus tried to overtake a haulage truck on its way to Banket and collided with the ZUPCO bus travelling north.

Both bus drivers died on the spot and their bodies were trapped.

Mwaonei Marumisa, a teacher at Sacred Heart High School, who survived the accident with multiple injuries blamed the driver of the bus that plies the Chinhoyi-Banket route for the accident. She said:

The bus usually ferries civil servants, mostly teachers and health personnel who stay in Chinhoyi but work in Banket.

It also services school children who learn in Banket.

If you were to do your checks, you would realise that most of the victims were teachers and school children.

Our driver was reckless, he was speeding and tried to overtake a haulage truck on a blind rise that resulting in the accident.

She said a teacher at Newlands Primary School which is about 150 metres from the accident scene, died in the accident.

People who witnessed the accident unfolding told The Herald that the haulage truck driver tried to warn the bus driver against overtaking by hooting, but he continued to try to pass, resulting in the collision.

Meanwhile, ZUPCO acting chief executive officer Evaristo Madangwa said ZUPCO will assist the bereaved families and meet medical bills for the injured. Said Madangwa:

The accident is being handled by the police and it is best if we work with one central position so that we don’t have contradicting statements.

But we will provide assistance to the bereaved families and the injured.

More: The Herald


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16 Comments

juju 4 weeks ago

Zupco will always be Zupco...even akareplacer route yeChinhoyi-Banket wacho akngomhanya still


Mwakusha 1 month ago

Dai wanga uri mshikashika police yatozadzwa mu road. Now because it's a Zupco to Zupco thing hapana chichataurika. Selective application of the law. Lately ma Zupco ari kuuraya vanhu. Some are unroadworthy mamwe ane ma reckless drivers. Of course we'll keep stuck to our guns maintaining that Zupco buses are safer and convinient. RIP MADZIBABA and others. Speedy recovery vakakwara


ccc 1 month ago

a recognizable percentage of ZUPCO bus drivers they are not clas1 drivers ,, this is shown by their behavior in the steering,,


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Munhu wese ano driver ziva kuti haurovi target nekumhanya instead unouraya vasina mhosva and vasina mhosva munofanirwa ku reporter ma drivers anomhanya kuma company avo vadzingwe basa kwete kupa Madzibaba mbiri inouraisa vasina mhosva yekunzi vanomhanya satan...


Mccry 1 month ago

Madzibaba ( Cuthbert )aizivikanwa NE kumhanya even asati ava kuZupuco mukaenda PA kuwadzana 4 mukati baba Angie vanokuudzai kuti murume aimhanyisa mota tochema vana vadiki vaasiya


Mazibeka 1 month ago

True, Jeffers ukutaura chokwadi iwe. It's not God who causes destruction. John 10v10 the devil come to steal, kill and destroy. Even zwakaipa zvinotenderwa chero muchizotingwa ne zvakaipa zvaaita. Ko kupedzisira Satan achatongwa nema Asa ekuwuraya asi problem tinenge takafa. Some things are the permissive will of God.tzwatenderwa even zvisingadiwe nnamwari.hanzi simba rakapihwa kuva vemunhu meaning kuti munhu kuti wakaipa akapihwa simba rokutonga pasi rino. Mwari vapedza kusvika de GA ne pasi vakati zvakanaka, meaning kuti Mwari vanoita zwakanaka basi, Satan ndiye mnyangadzi.


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😖😖 1 month ago

RIP to all those who lost their lives.

Dzatungana dzemudanga. ungati ndi Chiwenga naMnangagwa varikurwira kuve president


mama Bee 1 month ago

Mwaonei Marumisa my fashion and Fabrics teacher Mwari vanokudai maam this is the second time muchisangana nezvakadai shame moyo warwadza mudzidzisi wangu Mwari ngavarambe vakakuchengetai mupore munyasha


Jeffers 1 month ago

At times we talk about God,s time which is not true.God helps people who cares.they are spiritual tussels that are beyond everyone,s life,but it's you who fights for your life.Determination in those spirits is the envoy to succeed.you can,t force your self to overtake a haulage without proper imagination.sometimes passengers advise you with your wreckless driving,but lgnorence is your enermity.


🤨🤨 1 month ago

Ma one bt munhu kana aimhanya aifanirwa kutsiurwa bcz vanhu vanopera


Tkt 1 month ago

Kune company yakamboita zvisvinu iina CEO anonzi Acting for over 3yrs?
Gvt is to blame, Madangwa partly yes partly excused.
Anga diniwo iye achingonzi ACTING ACTING ACTING


SpiritualLeader 1 month ago

Kana nguva yakakwana unotoita izvozvo zvaurikurambidzwa. Dzinenge dzasumuka mhepo. Unenge wavekidaidzwa uchitoona sewanonoka. But some will get be victims of the crossfire but their injuries depending on their relationship with their God and Ancestors


@20 replt 1 month ago

ummm mufubdisi chaiye

@20 1 month ago

Mwari haasiri iye anoronga zvinhu zvose zvinoitika here?

Bhaibheri rinodzidzisa kuti Mwari ndiye Wemasimbaose, kureva kuti hakuna mumwe munhu anomuudza zvokuita pamashandisiro aanoita simba rake. (Jobho 37:23; Isaya 40:26) Asi haashandisi simba rake pose pose. Somuenzaniso, Bhaibheri rinoti Mwari ‘akaramba achizvidzora’ panyaya ine chokuita neBhabhironi rekare, iro raiva muvengi wevanhu vake. (Isaya 42:14) Ndizvowo zviri kuitika mazuva ano, ari kurega vanhu vachiita zvavanoda vachiitira vamwe zvakaipa. Asi Mwari haasi kuzoramba akapeta maoko.—Pisarema 37:10, 11.

Zvakakosherei Kuti Uzive Chokwadi?
Vamwe havanzwisisi mashoko akafemerwa naMwari ekuti: “Chimwe nechimwe chine nguva yakatarwa, . . . nguva yokuberekwa nenguva yokufa.” Vanofunga kuti munhu wese ane zuva rake rokufa raakatarirwa naMwari. (Muparidzi 3:1, 2) Asi chokwadi ndechekuti vhesi iyi inenge ichingotaura zvinoitika pakurarama, uye kuti munhu wese anoguma afa. Shoko raMwari rinodzidzisawo kuti zvatinosarudza muupenyu zvinogona kuita kuti tirarame kwenguva refu kana kuti pfupi. Semuenzaniso, tinoverenga kuti: “Kutya Jehovha kuchawedzera mazuva.” (Zvirevo 10:27; Pisarema 90:10; Isaya 55:3) Nei tichidaro? Semuenzaniso, kuremekedza Shoko raMwari kunoita kuti tirege zvinhu zvinotikuvadza zvakadai seudhakwa uye unzenza.​—1 VaKorinde 6:9, 10.

Mutoriro Movement 1 month ago

Mr CEO please, your company must commit itself to the welfare of the deceased dependants. Your driver was well known for overs speedind. The truck driver hooted warning your reckless driver. You killed innocent lives!


Daudi 1 month ago

Pliz drive safe to arrive alive.Vatyairi hupenyu hwemunhu hunokosha veduwe.Vamwe vanoita sevakatakura masaga.
Those who perished may their soul rest in peace and the injured wish them a Kwik recovery



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