Arron Nyamayaro, H-Metro Reporter
COMMUTERS in the capital yesterday welcomed the introduction of ZUPCO buses urging them to maintain the competition they gave to commuter omnibuses in most high density suburbs.
One of Domboshava commuters, Zivanai Kadziranga urged Government to quickly move in and address issues to do with prices.
“We want to thank Government for the ZUPCO buses but we urge them to open ZUPCO shops with cheap groceries and clothes,” said Kadzirange.
“Kombi drivers are ever mocking us whenever we board ZUPCO saying they do not last long swearing that we would remain under their mercy.
“ZUPCO must remain faithful to us and maintain what they have started and not give a chance to Kombi drivers who do not have good manners.
“We end up returning to Kombi drivers when the ZUPCO buses fail to be on the road all the time but we thank authorities for addressing transport issues and we wait for food issues,” she said.
Kombi drivers were charging $2.50 from town to Mabvuku while ZUPCO buses were charging 75 cents to most areas including Domboshava.
Fourth Street terminus was deserted as commuters queued outside the terminus boarding ZUPCO buses leaving Kombi drivers waiting.