The government has deployed armed soldiers and members of the Support Unit to provide security for ZUPCO buses. The government re-introduced the buses after deadly riots broke out in the country partly as a result of a sharp fuel increase.
On Monday, some of the buses were seen being escorted by two armed soldiers and a member of the Police Support Unit.
Kombi operators were on Monday forced to slash their fares by half following the government’s decision to counter their exorbitant charges. The government’s decision to bring back ZUPCO buses was applauded by members of the public. Some of the commuters who spoke to NewZimbabwe.com said:
This is a good move…the majority of the people are happy because kombi operators have been overcharging us. How can fare for one passenger be more than the price of 1 litre of fuel? That is unheard of!
This is not the solution at all. They should first fix fuel shortage problems and pricing issues. This is a temporary solution by the government. Soon we will be back to square one.
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