The Zimbabwe Cross-Border Traders Association (ZCBTA) has said that the government should ban all public transporters from travelling at after 9 pm. The association also said that is considering approaching the courts if the government did not act. This follows two deadly accidents involving a Proliner bus in April and Wednesday night’s King Lion accident. The two accidents killed 31 and 45 people respectively, as of the time of publishing. The number of horror crashes in Zimbabwe also seems to be increasing with greater frequency.
ZCBTA president Dr Killer Zivhu said in a statement yesterday:
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The most noble thing to do is for Government to ban buses and other public transporters from travelling after 9pm until everyone is satisfied that our roads are safe for night travel,” he said.
If Government does not ban the operators from travelling at such hours, we will approach the courts seeking an interdict. Our members are the ones being mostly affected and the trend shows that such fatal accidents occur mainly during the night.
It is not useful to continue watching such recklessness, while we lose breadwinners for so many families, who will be trying to eke out a living through cross-border trading.