PHOTO: Old ZUPCO trains break the internet
The old trains went viral on the internet causing a stir with come social media users saying the coaches will claim many lives because of their age.
Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono said, "Sometimes I think that Mnangagwa is surrounded by people who are not only corrupt, but have no idea about what needs to be done. This is what they presented today to Zimbabweans, a colonial train left by Rhodesians. This is their alternative to Nelson Chamisa's bullet trains."
According to the national transporter, Zupco is planning feeder services from the suburban stations that passengers can use on the same ticket as the train, so there will be no extra charge for the final leg going home or the initial leg going to work.
Just when you think the bar can’t go any lower, the Zim govt puts zupco stickers on colonial old trains. I’m sure these were running at the same time Cecil JR was around.— lucille (@daisysid) September 7, 2021
Tell your citizens you hate them without using words: #Zimbabwe pic.twitter.com/Ffn40B9dgW
The move arose after commuters complained about the waiting period at terminuses in the early morning and later afternoon when it became apparent Zupco and its franchise holders were taking too long to move commuters at these times.
@edmnangagwa is failing to accept that monopolizing ZUPCO is not working..I'm so sure this is another command collabo. @NRZ has no capacity to run these so called ZUPCO train with borrowed locos @MinistryofTID @daddyhope @nelsonchamisa @BvondoChidziva @oscarnela @TereraiSithole pic.twitter.com/3jDA5wask1— Rural Boy (@dicotivola) September 7, 2021