WATCH | Commuters trample over each other to board the 50c Zupco buses
COMMUTERS have been trampling over each other at various commuter ranks in Harare to board the State-operated Zupco buses whose fare has been reduced to as low as 50 cents a trip.
Some passengers, desperate to land a seat on the cheapest mode of transport since 2017, had to board via the bus windows.
Some went home perched on the roofs of the buses.
While some analysts have welcomes the low-priced buses as a necessary safety-nets in the face of rising cost of living, some have dismissed the move as too populist to be sustainable.
“This so called operation restore sanity is not sustainable. We will restore our own sanity as the suffering masses in Zimbabwe. On a lighter note: It’s now cheaper to hire a whole Zupco than a taxi.
“Taxi fare from Harare town to Budiriro now $70 RTGS, while hiring the Zupco bus for the same trip will cost a single commuter 0.50×75 seats = $37.50 RTGS. It won’t work,” leader of the LEAD party, Linda Masarira has said.
Watch the stampede below: