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Zupco, Pioneer release buses for memorial service


Zupco and Pioneer bus companies have offered to transport relatives of the 27 people who died in the Murehwa bus disaster last month to the accident scene for a memorial service tomorrow.

By Jairos Saunyama

The accident occurred on January 18 when buses from the two companies sideswiped each other at the 35km peg along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway.

Mutoko East legislator Ricky Mawere told NewsDay yesterday that the two transport firms had offered one bus apiece for the occasion.

“The bus companies have agreed to release a bus each. I had to talk to them and highlighted the need to have their support as we are expecting a number of people for the memorial service. It is good that both Zupco and Pioneer have agreed to honour the victims in such a way,” Mawere said.

Efforts to contact the bus companies for confirmation were fruitless as their landlines went unanswered.

Mawere added: “We are having two services, and the buses will ferry people from Mutoko to the accident scene in Murewa before taking them back to All-Souls Mission. Various churches will take part as we try to cleanse the black spot.”

He said the interdenominational service would be led by Catholic priest Father Gabriel Mberi.

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