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@HeraldZimbabwe Response to “46 perish in
horror bus crash” Lest we forget, we have similar unfortunate accidents, including air and train disasters happening in developed economies. Let us not try to divert attention to other issues otherwise we lose focus on what must be done. First, the road is good and clearly marked; second, the scene of the accident appears to have no serious obstacles like curves and blinds. We are told the driver was overtaking. So it was an error of judgment on the driver’s part. What link does this have to improving our economy? You must note that even with a brand new vehicle, if the driver is careless, accidents will occur. If we are not specific in identifying the causes of these accidents and banter around economy, police, government etc as the reasons, we will continue to lose lives. MTSRIP. — @Masaisai. The Herald — Zimbabwe Response to “Wheat imports: Grain
millers come to the rescue” Wonderful news about the wheat for bread and biscuits for Christmas. But what will be the price of a loaf? I hope still $1.10 and not $4 as some robbers are talking about? — Nelson Moyo.
*** Response “Unity key for Africa to
modernise, develop: ED” That is true Mr President. African countries should all unite and rebuild their nations which European colonisers destroyed. We are one people — our culture, beliefs and religion — are just one. Let us re-unite once more and forget all about the fake borders that were put in place by the colonialists.
If we unite I am sure Africa can become the most powerful continent since we have all the resources here with us. Our motherland is very rich; all we need is unity. — Cde Majabvi. SMS/WhatsApp: +263714111101
I am saddened by the accident that happened near Rusape. Public transporters kill over 1 500 annually and yet cholera took just 50 people. These people maim and we know them. Some of these buses travel at well over 150km/h. In urban areas like Harare and Chitungwiza these people go through red lights and sometimes drive against the flow of traffic. Commissioner Godwin Matanga where are you? The ministers of both Local Government and Home Affairs please help remove unfit drivers from our roads. The Ministry of Transport please resolve this issue. Is there no political will to deal with this national disaster? — Progressive Zimbabwean. www.herald.co.zw Response to “46 perish
in horror bus crash” I think this is a result of recklessness on the part of the Smart Express bus crew that resulted in the loss of innocent lives. Barely a month ago, Smart Express was involved in another accident in Zimunya, killing innocent souls. This has nothing to do with the condition of roads or the economy. Like the famous Mhunga buses whose operating licence was cancelled, I think the Government should cancel the operating licence for passenger transportation for this guy and may be allow him to venture into haulage trucks. May I take this opportunity to convey my condolences to the grieved families. — Agriculturalist.
*** Response to “Ex-minister Mandiwanzira freed on bail” Slowly, but surely the fight against corrupt activities in the public sector is gaining momentum.
Our private sector is also as corrupt if not more corrupt than the public sector. There is lots of rent seeking behaviour and massive tax evasion in the private sector. We should target both sectors at the same time. — Goto.
*** We should shun corruption especially those in influential positions. You will be brought to book when your evils acts are discovered. — Gakangoma77.
*** I really wonder who wrote that letter. This case should be thoroughly investigated. It might not be witchcraft, but the person who sent that letter might have planted poisonous substances with the intention of making him blind. — @Lea Toriro. Readers are invited to send comments and feedback through any of the above platforms. Since The Herald is published in English, we would prefer our readers to write in English — Editor.