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Zupco revival on the cards

23 May 2016 | 2790 Views
Zimbabwe had opened negotiations with India's Eximbank for a $25 million loan to purchase at least 290 buses aimed at reviving the State owned Zupco. This comes as the embattled Zupco whic...
by Staff reporter

Zupco in $25 million bus deal

20 May 2016 | 1900 Views
THE government is negotiating a $25 million deal with an Indian bank to enable Zupco to procure high capacity buses meant to wipe out pirate taxis in urban centres.Under the loan facility, the...
by Auxilia Katongomara

Pupils cheat death as school bus burns

03 May 2016 | 2836 Views
MORE than 70 pupils at Regina Mundi High School in Lupane escaped unhurt when a Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) bus they were travelling on caught fire due to a suspected mechanical fault ne...
by Mashudu Netsianda

Brave pupils on the roof of burning bus, save luggages - Photo

02 May 2016 | 9895 Views
The photo above shows brave Regina Mundi pupils on top of a burning bus trying to save their luggages. The ZUPCO bus they were travelling on went up in flames on Monday afternoon along Ny...
by Staff Reporter

Zupco bus with Regina Mundi pupils catch fire

02 May 2016 | 17422 Views
The Zimbabwe United Passangers Company known with the acronym ZUPCO (in picture) went in up in flames this afternoon along Nyamayendlovu road.The bus was carrying school children travelling ...
by Thobekile Zhou

Zupco sues Sakunda over $246 000 Zanu-PF congress debt

23 March 2016 | 1504 Views
The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) has approached the High Court seeking to compel Sakunda Holdings to pay over $246 000 after the latter hired 151 buses for use during the Zanu-PF cong...
by Staff reporter

ZUPCO trains female drivers

18 March 2016 | 1815 Views
The training and recruitment of female drivers into the public transport sector has been hailed as they are deemed to be safer than their male counterparts. The Zimbabwe United Passen...
by Staff reporter

Govt assessing Zupco audit

13 February 2016 | 1631 Views
Deputy Minister of Local, Government, Public Works and national Housing Peter Chingosho has said the government is currently assessing the 2013 audited accounts to establish the actual trends that aff...
by Stephen Jakes

Govt looks to revive Zupco

19 January 2016 | 2141 Views
Government is looking to revive the comatose Zimbabwe United Passenger Company, a senior official has said. Local Government ministers Saviour Kasukuwere told a news conference last week t...
by Staff reporter

Thieving vendor taught lesson

23 December 2015 | 3158 Views
A thieving Mbare Musika vendor had lady luck turning her back on him after he stole a wallet from an unsuspecting ZUPCO passenger and sped off in lightning speed only to be seized by a crowd that resp...
by Staff Reporter

Zupco imported buses still parked due to govt failure top pay duty

28 November 2015 | 3576 Views
The Zimbabwe United Passengers Company buses which were bought from abroad recently are still parked and unused because the government is still struggling to raise import duty.This emerged dur...
by Stephen Jakes

Zanu-PF MP fails to pay Zupco for 27 buses hired during 2013 election campaign

02 November 2015 | 1953 Views
The Zimbabwe United Passenger Bus Company Limited (ZUPCO) has dragged Chegutu East legislator, Dexter Nduna to court on summons over a $25 000 debt.The bus company accused Nduna of failing...
by Staff reporter

Govt to engage India to recapitalise ZUPCO

28 October 2015 | 3053 Views
THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC WORKS AND NATIONAL HOUSING Christopher Peter Chingosho has said the government is engaging the Indian Bank to recapitalise the struggling Zimbabwe Unite...
by Stephen Jakes

Zupco clings onto unrealistic business model

11 October 2015 | 3759 Views
Poor management blended with a defiance of basic business principles of supporting an unsustainable business model in an era of competition and survival.This is the scenario which the Zimbabwe...
by Staff writer

Zupco challenges reinstatement of fired unionist

03 September 2015 | 1478 Views
Zimbabwe United Passengers Company (Zupco) has approached the Supreme Court seeking to challenge the Labour Court's order compelling the parastatal to reinstate or pay damages to fired workers' co...
by Staff reporter

Zupco appeals to Zimra

26 August 2015 | 1010 Views
The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO), whose 50 brand-new buses are bonded over non-payment of import duty, has appealed to the taxman to release some of the buses to allow the firm to qui...
by Staff reporter

Zimra seizes 50 Zupco buses

07 August 2015 | 4438 Views
Zupco has 50 buses locked in a bonded warehouse in Harare after failing to pay Zimra $2.5million in import duties. Each bus was charged $50,000 and Zupco since March this year has been on...
by Staff reporter

Woman sues Zupco for $1,5m over loss of business and damages

19 June 2015 | 5738 Views
A SERVICE station owner in Masvingo is suing troubled public transport operator Zupco for $1,5 million over loss of business and damages after she was falsely accused of stealing fuel from the com...
by Staff reporter

Zupco veers off the road, hits a tree, 21 lucky to be alive

10 June 2015 | 5628 Views
TWENTY-NINE Zupco passengers are lucky to be alive after their bus veered off the road and rammed into a tree along the Bulawayo-Harare highway yesterday.The accident occurred at the 369km peg...
by Faith Mabuto

Injured passengers sue Zupco

02 May 2015 | 2850 Views
TWO passengers who were last year injured in an accident that occurred when a Zupco bus they were travelling in rammed into a stationary tractor along the Bulawayo-Harare road have taken the bus compa...
by Mashudu Netsianda

Zupco workers win arbitration case

02 April 2015 | 2416 Views
The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) management has been given until April 14 by the employees' legal representative to show how much they owed to each of the 800 workers in outstanding wages...
by Staff reporter

Zupco acquires 50 new buses

23 March 2015 | 4593 Views
The Zimbabwe Union Passenger Company (Zupco) has acquired 50 new buses to service rural routes as part of its recapitalisation programme.The 50 buses which arrived in the capital this Monday e...
by Staff reporter

ZUPCO left with 18 buses

11 March 2015 | 7950 Views
THE Zimbabwe Passenger Company (ZUPCO) is only left with a mere 18 buses to service the country, parliament heard on Tuesday.Presenting the first report of the portfolio committee on local gov...
by Thobekile Zhou

Fix the rot at ZUPCO

12 February 2015 | 2999 Views
The report that the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) has sent over hundred of its workers on unpaid six months leave is quite distressing.When I read the story, I reflected back to th...
by John Sigauke

Zupco workers sent on forced unpaid leave

11 February 2015 | 2032 Views
State-owned bus company Zupco has sent workers on forced leave.The parastatal says the move is due to a slow down in business.About 100 Zupco employees have been sent on six months unp...
by Staff reporter

Harare-Nyamapanda bus crash declared a State of Disaster - Video

20 January 2015 | 5146 Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpj_XkhKNNA...
by Staff Reporter

Zupco, Unifreght accident - Photos

18 January 2015 | 9307 Views
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by Staff Reporter

Bus drivers, speed KILLS!

18 January 2015 | 8225 Views
We have just witnessed a fatal accident on one of our main roads, Harare-Nyamapanda highway. 25 people lost their lives today not so far away from where the fatal 2014 Zupco bus accident occured....
by Moyo Roy

Botswana bound Zupco bus overturns, injures seven

11 January 2015 | 2881 Views
FIFTY passengers escaped death while seven sustained injuries when a Zupco bus they were travelling in overturned along the Bulawayo-Francistown highway recently.The accident occurred on Tuesd...
by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Byo-bound Zupco bus dumps passengers in Gweru

23 September 2014 | 4412 Views
A Bulawayo-bound Zupco bus travelling from Harare - registration number ABS7306 reportedly dumped passengers in Gweru town alleging that the bus has developed a fault. However passengers ...
by Staff Reporter

Obert Mpofu defends Grace Mugabe picture on Zupco

12 September 2014 | 3041 Views
TRANSPORT minister Obert Mpofu on Wednesday defended the pasting of First Lady Grace Mugabe's pictures on Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) buses saying advertisers were free to place their ad...
by Staff Reporter

Grace Mugabe pictures on Zupco buses raise stink

10 September 2014 | 4588 Views
THE MDC led by Welshman Ncube yesterday attacked the State-owned Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) for involving itself in Zanu-PF's succession politics by sticking large posters of First Lad...
by Staff reporter

Zupco to acquire 500 buses

06 September 2014 | 2252 Views
ZUPCO will acquire around 500 buses within the next few months to ease transport shortages in the country, Parliament was told.Deputy Minister of Local Government, Public Works and Nation...
by Staff reporter

Zupco bus accident victims named

07 August 2014 | 4403 Views
The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm that the following people who died in the fatal road accident which occurred on the 4th of August 2014 along the 22 kilometre peg, Harare Nyamapa...
by Staff reporter

Zupco accident victims yet to be named

07 August 2014 | 2353 Views
POLICE were last night still carrying out the identification process for the 13 people who perished in a road traffic accident involving a Harare-bound Zupco bus and a haulage truck along the Harare-N...
by Staff reporter

Zupco bus accident death toll now 14

07 August 2014 | 2399 Views
The death toll in the accident involving a cross-border Zupco bus and a haulage truck along the Harare-Nyamapanda Highway on Monday has risen to 14 after another passenger died at Parirenyatwa Hospita...
by Staff reporter

Zupco bus accident, 13 dead, 18 seriously injured

05 August 2014 | 6930 Views
Thirteen people died, while 18 others were seriously injured in a road traffic accident that occurred last night along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway, near the Shamva turn off toll gate.Pol...
by Staff reporter

Govt eyes $25m Zupco bus deal

24 July 2014 | 1778 Views
GOVERNMENT is negotiating a US$25 million loan agreement with the Eximbank of India to buy 500 buses to revive the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company's operations. Local Government, Public Works and N...
by Staff reporter

Zupco defers salaries indefinitely

04 July 2014 | 3538 Views
Troubled parastatal, the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco), has indefinitely deferred the payment of April, May and June salaries for its workers, businessdigest reported. Workers...
by Staff reporter

Govt to resuscitation of intra-city Zupco buses

15 June 2014 | 1891 Views
The Government says it is aggressively pursuing different funding options to recapitalise the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) in light of the planned phasing out of urban commuter omnibuses....
by Staff reporter

Commuters welcome introduction of train buses

12 June 2014 | 7788 Views
Commuters in Harare have welcomed the introduction of train buses in the capital, saying if more are introduced the number of accidents will be reduced as the capital's roads will be decongested....
by Staff Reporter

Zupco financial problems a result of patronage, corruption, says Moyo

25 April 2014 | 4187 Views
ZCTU secretary-general Japhet Moyo says financial problems at Zupco is symptomatic of the abuse and mismanagement of parastatals in the country.Several parastatals face viability problems that...
by Staff reporter

Zupco falls apart

25 April 2014 | 4206 Views
Beleaguered state owned bus company, Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) has all but fallen apart due to financial dire straits that have resulted in the grounding part of its fleet of buses an...
by Staff reporter

Axed Zupco employees besiege offices

17 April 2014 | 2535 Views
More than 30 former southern region Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) employees who are yet to receive their retrenchment packages on Tuesday invaded the company's Bulawayo provincial offices...
by Staff reporter

Over 200 Zupco buses operating without valid passenger insurance

13 April 2014 | 2131 Views
MORE than 200 buses belonging to the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company have since October last year operated without valid passenger liability insurance, exposing thousands of passengers to the risk ...
by Staff Reporter

Zupco seeks Bulawayo grand return

13 March 2014 | 3270 Views
STRUGLING Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) seeks to bounce back on its abandoned inner city routes in Bulawayo using the City Hall and Basch Street Terminus although the local authority ...
by Staff reporter

Zupco bus accident victims named

11 February 2014 | 6727 Views
POLICE have released the names of the four accident victims who perished when a Zupco bus they were travelling in was swept away while trying to cross a flooded Musavezi River in Shurugwi last Friday...
by Staff reporter

Zupco bus accident, two feared dead

07 February 2014 | 8290 Views
Two people died, while two others were swept by water when a Zupco bus they were travelling was trapped in a gully along the Gweru- Mandamabwe road this morning.The bus that was travelling f...
by Staff reporter

Zupco boss being investigated, suspended

13 December 2013 | 1540 Views
The chief executive of the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company Mr Brian Chawasarira has been suspended from work pending an investigation into allegations of mismanagement.Sources said the Zupco...
by Staff Reporter

31 Zupco buses attached over $500 000 debt

05 December 2013 | 2226 Views
THE Deputy Sheriff has attached 31 Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) buses over a half-a-million dollar debt owed to retrenched workers.The writ of execution was obtained at the Bulawa...
by Staff reporter

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