Long distance bus operators in Masvingo are defying council resolution made on the 31st of May 2021 during a full council meeting that all buses were supposed to operate from Mucheke bus terminus arguing that Mucheke bus terminus was inconvenient for travelers, Hevoi FM News can report.
The bus operators who spoke to Hevoi FM News said that the city fathers had long admitted that at Croco Motors a new rank had been established as they had started selling loading vouchers there.
“Times have moved, I don’t think that there are any buses that will load at Mucheke rank, this bus terminus have become popular with travelers, so for them to go to Mucheke I see it as impossible, even the council has slowly admitted that the rank is now here [Croco Motors] as they are selling loading vouchers here,” a bus operator who preferred anonymity said.
Another bus operator echoed the same sentiments saying that they were not in dispute with City fathers selling their vouchers at Croco Motors lamenting that Mucheke bus terminus demanded much from travelers after when they would have bought their groceries in town.
“We plead with council that it Okays Croco Motors rank because Mucheke bus terminus will pain travelers much, they will have to folk out a lot because they will have to find transport to take them to Mucheke bus terminus after buying their groceries in town, the council officers are always here selling their loading vouchers,” another bus operator lamented.
During the full council meeting Mayor for Masvingo City Collen Maboke cited in his decree lack of ablution facilities in areas around the Central Business District (CBD) which have become picking and dropping off points.
These places include Croco Motors, Benjamini Burombo and Pick n Pay.
When contacted for comment Maboke directed this publication to the Town Clerk Eng Edward Mukaratirwa who in turn said he would be in a position to make a comment on Thursday