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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.her­ 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.

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