47 killed in horror crash

At least 47 people were killed after two buses collided near the Rusape tollgate, police said last night.

By staff reporter

Wreckages of the Smart Express and Bolt Cutter buses following a head-on collision near the Rusape tollgate yesterday

Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, told NewsDay that the accident involved Smart Express and Bolt Cutter buses and occurred at the 156km peg.

“I can confirm that so far 47 are dead and police are still attending to the scene,” Nyathi said.

Of the 47, two were children.

17 Comments

  1. Let us find a long lasting solution to this protracted supremacy contest that has now been overtaken by time.

    1. we need freeways between major towns that’s the only way to reduce these unnecessary carnages on our roads. This is 2018 and we do not have a single freeway in the country.

    2. We need freeways between major towns, its 2018 and we do not have a single freeway in our country. With freeways these carnages will be reduced to none. The Ministry of roads need to act like yesterday and upgrade our roads, especially between big cities.

  2. Look at the double white lines!!!! Incompetant and murderous drivers. The bus companies themselves must be made to pay BIG TIME for employing such people

    1. It terrible. The first thing I also noticed was the double white line.

  3. POLITICAL PROPHETS

    MTSRIP

  4. Concerned Citizen

    Those buses are always traveling at speeds higher than 120kph and overtaking dangerously sometimes forcing smaller vehicles to make way by going to the edges of the roads. This was one accident waiting to happen. It is clearly a result of speeding and failure to observe road markings regulations.

  5. I wonder what happened to bus time tables.Its all about targets hence the speed.

  6. Comment…why why????????? I blame the police and VID they need to implement rules to gorven public transport, 10 yrs expriance to public drivers, stop road blocks put police cars in high ways to monitor speed especially this tym of the yr pliz

  7. Statutory Instrument 129 (2015) seems to regulate speeding on trucks but can this not be extended to public buses and making it mandatory for every bus/minibus to be fitted with a tracking device? All speeding alerts to be set so that a continuous buzzer beeps and police can be shown trip details on-the-fly? We cannot go on losing lives needlessly this way.

  8. Very sad.

    All public vehicles and trucks have stickers with speed limits at the back, why can’t the transport operators just adhere to that. All they want is getting rich without following the regulations.

    In Botsvana combis take home around 350 pula and l guess in SA and Mozambique its around the same range with Mozambique about US$30 but here in Zim they want 100.00 plus.

    The police VID are and their parent ministries including the ministers are to blame. If you have to authority to regulate and control the transport system and you allow buses to go to Mutare -Harare -Mutare – Harare in one day without realizing it will cause accidents then you are not worth occupying those offices.

    It is high time these public vehicles and trucks are installed with speed regulatitors before they go through VID for fitness.

    Also they should introduce heavy fines for these guys.

  9. MTRSIP

  10. There is always a good reason for road signs and markings. Following them costs you nothing while failure to comply costs lives.

  11. There is always a good reason for road signs and markings. Following them costs you nothing while failure to comply costs lives.

  12. so sad, MSRIP

  13. The Green Traveller bus company driver that plies Seke Chitungwiza route take heed. Hapana private car inosiya bhazi rako pa road. A speed governer must be placed on that bus.

  14. The Green Traveller bus company driver that plies Seke Chitungwiza route take heed. Hapana private car inosiya bhazi rako pa road. A speed governer must be placed on that bus.

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