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I AM greatly con­cerned by the high fre­quency of fa­tal ac­ci­dents on our high­ways. The main cause is in­vari­ably reck­less driv­ing. Driv­ers need to se­ri­ously con­sider the sanc­tity of life and should al­ways re­spond pos­i­tively when re­buked by con­cerned pas­sen­gers. Wit­nesses should de­sist from splash­ing hor­ren­dous pho­tos of such ac­ci­dents on so­cial me­dia. I just won­der what this be­hav­iour de­picts about our at­ti­tude to­wards death. Is it morally up­right to make a play­thing of some­body’s loss, painful loss for that mat­ter; loss of life; loss of the es­sen­tial abil­ity to stand on one’s own as a healthy per­son; loss of emo­tional sta­bil­ity; the list is end­less. If a per­son can­not al­low you to post his or her photo, taken in his or her mirth­ful mo­ment, on so­cial me­dia, what then makes us so ea­ger to post other peo­ple’s pho­tos on the elec­tronic me­dia in their mo­ment of death or ex­cru­ci­at­ing pain? Surely this is not at all a way of shar­ing the vic­tim’s pain. — Nhamo Much­agu­misa, Odzi.

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Rusape needs to be pre­pared for sit­u­a­tions like this be­cause of its prox­im­ity in the na­tional high­way; imag­ine the num­ber of am­bu­lance at Rusape Gen­eral Hospi­tal, ca­pac­ity of mor­tu­ary and the num­ber and ef­fi­ciency of fire ten­ders. If th­ese essen­tials are in place, a lot of lives can be saved. Our deep­est sym­pa­thy goes to the Mu­gabe and Ru­fasi fam­i­lies and all those who lost their beloved rel­a­tives in the Smart-Bolt Cut­ter ac­ci­dent. May God com­fort you in th­ese times — Deeply Hurt.

***** l think, the govern­ment should re in­tro­duce po­lice on our roads, min­i­mize the num­ber of road blocks, im­prove the sys­tem, though cor­rup­tion can­not be elim­i­nated, it can be re­duced. Re­duce the amounts of cer­tain types of traf­fic of­fences, im­prove tick­et­ing sys­tem and make of­fend­ing driv­ers pay at the near­est po­lice sta­tion within seven days. Some of the driv­ers we have on our roads leave a lot to be de­sired, es­pe­cially those of the so called mushika-shikas. They don’t value hu­man life, they are only con­cerned about their daily tar­gets and most of them don’t even have driver’s li­cences and they don’t fol­low road rules es­pe­cially at To­tal Ser­vice Sta­tion junc­tion —Rusape Res­i­dent.

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What is stop­ping buses from hav­ing manda­tory speed gov­er­nors? A law should be pro­mul­gated com­pelling all pub­lic ser­vice ve­hi­cles to be li­cenced only when they are fit­ted with the speed limit de­vice. Ac­ci­dents in most cases are caused by speed­ing... if there is that de­vice which lim­its a bus to 80km/hr, there will be no need to over­take. On this other day l was do­ing 120km/hr in a pri­vate car and this Smart bus over­took me on a blind rise and I never saw it along the way. Some­thing must be done ASAP — Saka.

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I think the cause is neg­li­gence. If the Smart bus driver had not tried to over­take on that blind rise, the ac­ci­dent could have been averted. Driv­ers lack pa­tience on the road — Frangeni.

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How can a driver over­take on a clearly marked no-over­tak­ing dou­ble line? This was an un­ac­cept­able hu­man er­ror. Lots of lives were need­lessly lost — Ranga.

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The Mutare-Harare high­way is the best road in the coun­try at the mo­ment, but one won­ders how a nor­mal driver can be so reck­less. May all the griev­ing fam­i­lies be com­forted —Ray­mond.

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I am very sad­dened by the Rusape buses ac­ci­dent that killed 47 peo­ple. Lives lost y need­lessly. This ac­ci­dent should be the last, and go­ing for­ward stern mea­sures are taken to reign in pub­lic ser­vice ve­hi­cle driv­ers and their em­ploy­ers — Chasi.

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Thank you Mr Pres­i­dent for order­ing an end to un­jus­ti­fied price in­creases this non­sense must stop. I don’t un­der­stand why some peo­ple are so selfish. Most re­tail­ers are dou­bling their prices with some tripling them for no rea­son at all. They just want to take ad­van­tage of peo­ple and this should stop — Mar­tyn.

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Nel­son Chamisa has falsely ap­pro­pri­ated him­self the robes of Mes­siah. He is an un­re­pen­tant and dan­ger­ous dic­ta­tor. The dis­missal of the demo­crat­i­cally elected mayor of Vic­to­ria Falls to pave way for his self-ap­pointed stooge should make all dic­ta­tors cringe with awe at the new record of mind con­trol — S Dube.

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The pop­u­la­tion of Zim­babwe over the years has shown se­ri­ous gulli­bil­ity. One would re­call the hype over the “fun­gus” juice of the 90s, the zvi­huta in the early 2000s.We have seen how many have gone to sea be­liev­ing Chamisa will bring $15 bil­lion from Don­ald Trump and bul­let trains, Wi-Fi in ru­ral ar­eas etc. Our pop­u­la­tion is now prone be­liev­ing any­thing and ev­ery­thing. We are go­ing to­wards be­ing sui­ci­dal na­tion. Yet we are amongst the most “lit­er­ate” na­tions in Africa — Ma­sai­sai.

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In­dia has the third largest HIV/AIDS pop­u­la­tion on the planet, the govern­ment is still spend­ing mil­lions per year on anti-retro­vi­ral and HIV/AIDS clin­i­cal tri­als. A pop­u­la­tion of 2.1 mil­lion is known to be liv­ing with the virus and a stag­ger­ing 70 000 In­di­ans are los­ing their lives to HIV/AIDS per year. Clin­i­cal tri­als must be prop­erly reg­is­tered with au­thor­i­ties in In­dia and any tri­als held in that coun­try. Now the ques­tion is why would In­di­ans help Ma­gaya find cheaper cue for HIV but still con­tinue to use ex­pen­sive ARVs — Way­farer.

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The ar­rest of Supa Mandi­wanzira must be a warn­ing to all min­is­ters. We have some min­is­ters who think they are un­touch­able. Re­spects the peo­ple and they will re­spect you. Deal with us all like hu­man-be­ing not an­i­mals — Of­fended.

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Let’s fol­low our Pres­i­dent, who is an epit­ome of ser­vant lead­er­ship. ED wants to end cor­rup­tion — Ob­server.

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