The ministry of transport has lifted the ban on Zebra Kiss bus services after a week of suspension
After the suspension, some applauded Minister Mhona for the swift action, many felt that the move is just a bow to pressure but will not have any meaningful impact in the long run.
“Hon. Minister, I think there is a need to revisit the decision to suspend the licence of the bus operators. With due respect, it is an arbitrary, harsh irrational and populist decision that is not informed by substance. There are jobs and livelihoods at stake,” tweeted @Dumakwezulu
Others expressed the opinion that there is need for wide sweeping reforms in the transport sector
@Takunda79 wrote, “Suspending these two companies and failure to have proper laws does not work. Buses should have time tables and failure to stick to that should come with heavy penalties. Then we can avoid this.”
The issue of speeding was central with many people calling for regulatory speed capping on all public transport vehicles.
@Tafara18840591 tweeted: “kindly make it a requirement that all buses should be mechanically restricted to legal limits, transport owners should also fit devices that monitor driver performance. These fleet management devices are now standard in many countries. Thank you.”