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Zupco, Pioneer release buses for memorial service

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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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