The buses were re-introduced with lower fares to counter a hike by taxis that have dominated the industry since the government-run urban transport system went defunct over a decade ago. The buses are heavily guarded by armed soldiers and police.
The Zimbabwean government has launched its nationwide urban transport service to try and cushion commuters from high taxi fares.
Govt Deploys Army to Guard Zupco Buses Carrying Passengers
New Zimbabwe, 22 January 2019
Government has deployed armed soldiers and details from the police para-military Support Unit to man buses carrying passengers after last week's fierce rioting saw cars torched by… Read more »
State-Owned Zupco Transport Services Re-introduced In Towns
New Zimbabwe, 20 January 2019
The state-owned ZUPCO will launch nationwide $1/trip urban transport services beginning Monday to complement existing commuting systems, government has revealed. Read more »
ZUPCO Buses Return - Kombis Feel the Heat
The Herald, 22 January 2019
Commuter omnibus operators were yesterday forced to reduce their fares following the introduction of conventional buses mobilised by the Government to ferry passengers in and… Read more »
Taxi Operators Speak On Fares
The Herald, 15 January 2019
Transport operators yesterday slammed unscrupulous drivers and conductors for taking advantage of a review of fuel prices by the Government on Saturday to charge commuters… Read more »
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for a national dialogue with opposition parties and religious and civic leaders. Mnangagwa had been due to attend the World Economic Focum ... Read more »
Police were deployed across Harare after protesters blocked a number of roads following the government's decision to more than double the price of fuel. Read more »
Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube is under fire for torching the current economic tumult through his recent policy measures that have been unpopular with both business and locals. ... Read more »
Commuters are already bearing the consequences of the fuel shortage gripping the country as operators are already hiking taxi fares. This is despite the Central Bank Governor John ... Read more »
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