Transport

Transport

Statistics released by the police early this year show that 130 people lost their lives in 345 road traffic accidents during the festive season alone despite the increased 24-hour presence of police and Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) officials on the road. ...

FLY Africa, one of Zimbabwe’s privately-owned low-cost airlines, has reportedly been forced to surrender its operating licence to the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) after failing to meet some of its statutory obligations. ...

ZIMBABWEANS should brace for tougher times and worsening economic turbulence between now and December as Zanu PF and MDC-T have shifted focus to succession politics. ...

A CERTIFIED driving instructor appalled by the poor driving on the country’s road network has established a self–funded initiative to push for road safety. ...

KOMBI drivers have been urged to use designated ranks instead of provoking police officers to act in an unorthodox manner. ...

AVM Africa workers yesterday locked in a company official to press management to pay them their salary arrears. ...

AirZim is struggling to break even on its Harare-Johannesburg-Harare route amid disclosures that one flight on March 29 had less than 30 passengers aboard. ...

FOR all its controversies, is the Joshua Nkomo express highway, better known as Airport Road, a panacea to Harare’s traffic congestion? ...

STRUGGLING Zupco seeks to bounce back to its abandoned inner city routes in Bulawayo using the City Hall and Basch Street terminuses. ...

OUSTED AirZim board chairman Ozias Bvute’s alleged plan to take over the national airline was foiled by fellow board members and Minister Obert Mpofu . ...

TRANSPORT and Infrastructure Development minister Obert Mpofu yesterday dissolved the Ozias Bvute-led Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd board with immediate effect. ...

AIR Zimbabwe senior executives’ disciplinary hearings, which commenced last week, will continue for the next couple of weeks. ...

THE Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe has recommended a ban on the importation of secondhand tyres blaming them for contributing to the sudden rise in road traffic accidents. ...

Two people died and two others are missing after a Zupco bus plunged into a river in the Tongogara area of Midlands on Friday morning. ...

AIR Zimbabwe’s two A320 Airbuses have been grounded at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the last four months amid disclosures that the planes were unserviceable. ...

AIR Zimbabwe company secretary Grace Pfumbidzayi says the corporation’s forensic audit involving her in an insurance scam was nothing, but a personal vendetta. ...

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers reportedly own 50% of commuter omnibuses servicing Harare routes, Parliament heard yesterday. ...

THE community of Chisambiro in Mutoko, in Mashonaland East Province, is grateful to Zupco for providing a good service with its buses. ...

A POLICE sergeant based at Mazowe Police Station was on Monday found dead in a suspected case of suicide after he failed to account for cash recovered from his car at a roadblock. ...

MEMBERS of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing called on the government to probe Zupco. ...

Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said police had launched a probe into the case where traffic cops nearly lost about $2 000 stolen money ...

MOTORISTS with vehicles using E85 fuel were left stranded over the Christmas holidays as most garages in Harare went without the product. ...

GWERU mayor Hamutendi Kombayi says he is still waiting to be served with papers recalling him from council as has been announced by his party, the MDC-T. ...

THE Registrar of Companies has disowned the documents allegedly used by a local cleaning company Sterile Systems Hygienic Services to secure a cleaning tender at the Harare International Airport. ...

NATIONAL Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has approached Transport and Infrastructural Development minister, Obert Mpofu seeking permission to lay off 6 000 workers, it has been learnt. ...

Five people died on the spot this afternoon when a Toyota Raum they were traveling in allegedly rammed into a bus near Zindoga Shopping area along Simon Mazorodze, Harare. ...

Two people died on the spot this morning when a commuter omnibus burst a rear tyre, veered off the road and rammed into an electric pole near the National Sports Stadium in Harare. ...

THE Transport and General Workers’ Union (TGWU), an affiliate of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), has complained that it was owed millions of dollars by transport companies in unremitted workers’ subscriptions. ...

AT least 11 people died in traffic accidents over the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays, a marked decline compared to the same period last year. ...

HARARE City Council says its efforts to decongest the central business district will soon start bearing fruit with the completion of a new terminus to accommodate all commuter ...