Rusape bus disaster death toll now 50 as ED blasts reckless drivers
By Staff Reporter
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Thursday spoke tough on reckless drivers who continue to place “profits” ahead of people’s lives as he declared Wednesday’s Rusape bus disaster that killed 50 people a national disaster.
In a statement, Mnangagwa said the loss of so many lives in a single road accident raised a lot of questions about the deteriorating behaviour of road users on the country’s roads.
“Both the responsible Ministry and our law enforcement agents must use this bloody accident to close in on all those bus operators, drivers and road users who put profit and speed above life, thus causing avoidable carnage on our roads,” he said.
Mnangagwa also said the rampant lawlessness on the country’s roads must now be met with “robust response”.
His comments came as the death toll from a head-on collision by two buses rose from 47 to 50 while 61 were injured from both buses.
The horror crash was between Bolt Cutter and Smart Express buses.