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Zupco snub leaves commuters stranded

by Staff reporter
21 Jan 2021 at 06:57hrs | Views
Commuters from Robert Sinyoka in Bulawayo were yesterday left stranded in the CBD after ZUPCO withdrew its buses citing bad roads.

Robert Sinyoka and Mazwi village are peri-urban settlements a few kilometres outside Bulawayo, just after Pumula South.

Zimbabwe Passengers Association general secretary Paul Makiwa said Zupco was supposed to give commuters notice before withdrawing their buses.

Meanwhile, the MDC Alliance has condemned the recently government approved 100% Zupco bus fare increase as anti-poor.

The opposition party said the move was clear testimony that the government continued to turn a blind eye on the plight of the poor majority, especially in COVID-19 times.

In a statement, Mbizo MP Settlement Chikwinya, who is the party's national secretary for transport and logistics, said powerful corrupt business moguls were using the government as a conduit to further their business interests while the poor continued to suffer.

Source - Daily News