The government of Zimbabwe has reportedly failed to pay for 18 buses from Belarus which were intended to be given to the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO).
This was revealed by Freeman Chari, an MDC activist based in the USA who also said that Sakunda Holdings boss, Kuda Tagwirei bought the buses in question and is set to lease them to ZUPCO. Chari said:
So it turns out the government failed to pay for 18 buses from Belarus. Tagwirei then bought the rest of the buses you saw and he is going to lease to ZUPCO. I have confirmed this with sources at ZIMRA that some of the buses were held up because he had not paid for duty.
Zimbabwe intended to import buses to revive the collapsed public transport system in the country.
Tagwirei has in the past been accused of using his money to manipulate political elites and influence policies in the country.
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