A CAMPAIGN to tame the Mabvuku turn-off death zone, which started in the H-Metro newsroom, is set to bear fruit today when the traffic lights, erected at the death trap, are switched on.
Businessman Scott Sakupwanya promised to install traffic lights, at the turn-off, after a series of accidents which claimed nine lives and left more than 70 injured this year alone.
This led H-Metro to launch the ‘HOW MANY MORE’ campaign, also known as ‘HOMAMORE,’ to cast a spotlight on the dangerous turn-off.
The campaign was also meant to put pressure on the authorities, especially the City of Harare, to act and find ways of taming the beast.
Well, the wait is over.
A visit to the dangerous spot by H-Metro on Friday revealed that traffic lights were being installed and they are set to nbe switched on today.
“Scott has fulfilled his promise,” said one of the residents.
“The spot has become a death trap and the installation of traffic lights will definitely reduce the accidents.
“We are appealing to motorists to respect these lights as well as other road users in an effort to reduce carnage.”
H-Metro Editor, Robson Sharuko, said this was a landmark moment for the country’s leading tabloid newspaper.
“For us, this is humbling because that is what newspapers are meant to do, to make a difference in the lives of their communities.”