(Last Updated on November 30, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
BULAWAYO – A bus from the State run Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) on Sunday overturned along Luveve road, injuring the driver and passengers in the process.
Reports from witnesses say the driver was trying to avoid hitting a cyclist who had made a sharp turn in front of the oncoming bus.
The driver and at least 23 passengers who were aboard were reportedly injured and were quickly rushed to Mpilo Hospital.
They are said to be stable.
“On 29/11/20 in Byo, along Luveve Road a ZUPCO bus with 23 passengers aboard overturned trying to avoid hitting a cyclist who had turned sharply in front of the bus. The driver and all 23 passengers were injured but are stable,” said the statement from the police.
Government recently moved to ban all privately owned commuter omnibuses (Kombis) from operating in a bid to bring” sanity” into the sector and to try enforce the Covid-19 regulations within the public transport sector.
However, there has been a growing concern about the road-worthiness of some of the buses that are contracted by ZUPCO.
ZUPCO is continuously struggling provide enough transport for citizens and as a result outsources some of it’s buses from individuals and companies.