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Zupco acquires 50 new buses

23 March 2015 | 3824 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 | 6222 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 | 2218 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 | 1645 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 | 4704 Views
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by Staff Reporter

Zupco, Unifreght accident - Photos

18 January 2015 | 8595 Views
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by Staff Reporter

Bus drivers, speed KILLS!

18 January 2015 | 7428 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 | 2198 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 | 4394 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 | 3013 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 | 4621 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 | 2099 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 | 4652 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 | 2437 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 | 2531 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 | 6187 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 | 1805 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 | 3633 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 | 1841 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 | 7471 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 | 4690 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 | 4580 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 | 2809 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 | 2438 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 | 3794 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 | 7545 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 | 8832 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 | 2501 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 | 3012 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

Zupco acquires 50 more buses from China

17 October 2013 | 3304 Views
PUBLIC passenger transporter Zupco has acquired 50 buses from China as the company completes its three-year strategic plan, managing director Mr Brian Chawasarira has said. The latest deliver...
by Business Reporter

Gunmen pounce on bus crew

02 October 2013 | 4535 Views
FOUR armed men reportedly pounced on a Zupco bus crew and its passengers, robbing them of cash and property with a combined value of $1 749 at gun point along the Masvingo-Mutare road, on Monday....
by Mafu Sithabile

Zupco acquires 51 buses

26 August 2013 | 6271 Views
The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) has acquired 51 buses valued at $4,3 million as part of the organisation's three year strategy aimed at improving operations and maximising sharehold...
by Staff reporter

Zupco bus catches fire 10 passengers injured

09 July 2013 | 5568 Views
A total of 10 passengers were injured, three of them seriously, when passengers broke windows and jumped out of a burning bus that was going down the slope without the driver at Esigodini yesterday....
by Staff Reporter

ZUPCO set to launch a new cargo division

18 June 2013 | 4475 Views
THE Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) will launch a new cargo division during the last quarter of this year to support its traditional passenger business, chief executive Mr Brian Chawasarira ...
by Staff Reporter

ZUPCO property attached over debt

14 June 2013 | 4496 Views
Property worth thousands of dollars belonging to the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) has been attached by the Sheriff over a debt of more than $763 000.Scores of ZUPCO employees who...
by Staff Reporter

Zupco re-introduce buses on its abandoned urban routes

05 June 2013 | 3409 Views
THE Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) yesterday re-introduced buses on its long abandoned urban routes.Zupco operations manager Kudakwashe Marayini said only seven buses, one each for...
by Staff Reporter

Govt to reintroduce ZUPCO buses

31 May 2013 | 4080 Views
The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement Herbert Murerwa says the government is trying to revive transport challenges by introducing the arrival of Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) buses...
by Staff reporter

Zupco buys 100 75-seater buses from China

27 April 2013 | 4393 Views
The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company has bought an additional 100 75-seater buses from China at a cost of US$8 million, board chairperson Dr Chipo Dyanda has disclosed.The new acquisitions ex...
by Municipal Reporter

Conductor uses fake CV to land Zupco job

30 January 2013 | 5765 Views
A 24-year-old Bulawayo fraudster who landed a job at the Zimbabwe United Passengers Company (Zupco) using a stolen curriculum vitae (CV) and Ordinary Level certificate was lucky to escape a custodial...
by Staff reporter

Another Zupco bus accident, 3 people dead

12 January 2013 | 4554 Views
Three passengers on board a Nissan Vannette perished on the spot and another one was seriously injured when their vehicle collided head on with a Zupco bus near Munyati River along the Kadoma - Kwekwe...
by Staff reporter

ZUPCO reduces fares by 25%

23 December 2012 | 5704 Views
Travellers wishing to go to rural areas and other destinations can breathe a sigh of relief as the government has directed Zimbabwe United Passengers Company, (ZUPCO), to reduce buses fares by 25% w...
by Staff Reporter

Commuters want ZUPCO buses in urban areas

30 July 2012 | 3755 Views
Commuters have called for the return of ZUPCO buses in urban areas to help alleviate transport blues that have rocked the transport sector.At one time, ZUPCO used to be ...
by Staff reporter

Zupco, a sad story of things gone wrong

04 March 2012 | 1932 Views
There was a time when it used to be the only reliable passenger transporter. In fact, Zupco was the Alpha and Omega in the public transport business. Its services stretched to every part of the count...
by Charlotte Musarurwa

Chombo snubs Zupco parliament committee inquiry

08 February 2012 | 1357 Views
The Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural Development, Ignatius Chombo today failed to attend the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on the Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to giv...
by Nare Msupatsila

Zupco rehiring workers retrenched in 2000

10 January 2012 | 1321 Views
Ailing passenger company Zupco, which is on the market hunting for a new chief executive, has embarked on a rehiring drive of workers retrenched in 2000, NewsDay reported.In 2010, Zupco laid ...
by Staff reporter

ZUPCO on the brink of collapse

31 December 2011 | 1502 Views
The commuting public has been calling on government to recapitalise Zimbabwe United Passenger Bus Company (ZUPCO) which is on the brink of collapse.Local Government Rural and Urban Developmen...
by Mafu Sithabile

Zupco re-launches urban bus service

08 November 2011 | 1697 Views
THE Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) has reintroduced urban bus services in some high-density suburbs as part of the public transporter's ambition to return to dominance in the transport ind...
by Staff reporter

Zupco's eviction from Kelvin North deport stands: BCC

27 September 2011 | 1211 Views
Bulawayo City Council has booted the financially crippled Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) out of its largest depot in the Kelvin Industrial area due to unpaid rates of over $100 000....
by Ndou Paul

Zupco acquires 46 new buses from China

02 June 2011 | 1640 Views
ZUPCO is now coming out of the woods following the acquisition of 46 new buses from China that are bringing in over US$1 million every month, chief executive officer Mr Morris Sakabuya has said....
by Nare Msupatsila

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