By Zimlive, additional reporting by Tanaka Mrewa
Six people were killed and eleven others hospitalised following a collision between a kombi and a haulage truck in Bulawayo on Tuesday morning.
The kombi coming from Pumula South was carrying morning commuters when it collided with the heavy goods truck at the intersection of Khami Road and Masiyephambili, close to the Nkulumane Complex.
The kombi rolled several times and landed on its roof.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident.
“Six people died while 11 were injured in a road traffic accident this morning. A kombi went through a red robot and collided with another car.
We implore motorists to be extra careful on the roads. They must be exemplary in terms of complying with the law. Public transport operators need to set a good example on the roads,” said Nyathi.
Kombis are banned from carrying commuters, except for those registered with monopoly transporter ZUPCO, but the government’s failing public transport system forces many to use unlicenced transporters to get to work.