Zimbabwe

Travellers stuck in Honde Valley

Travellers
wait for transport in Honde Valley

 

Ebenezer Pazorora, H-Metro Reporter

Travellers who had gone for holidays in the Honde Valley area are stuck due to transport challenges following the Covid-19 induced lockdown.

Several people travelled during the Christmas holidays hoping to return to their workplaces in the course of 2021.

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People who spoke to this publication confirmed the hardships they were facing.

 

“I work in Harare but I had to see my family in Honde Valley for my holiday.

“I was supposed to be in Harare before the lockdown but now it seems a challenge because transport is now a challenge.

 

“Most of the cars have stopped moving and they are afraid to ferry people due to the issue of required documents,” said one Mubare.

 

Currently in Honde Valley there is only one company of buses that ferries passengers to and from other cities.

 

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There are no Zupco buses which ply to Honde Valley route.

 

“I came here by 6am and I am waiting for transport.

 

“The problem is I left my children alone in Harare so I must be there today (Tuesday) before the lock down restrictions intensify,” said Tinashe Muzanya.

 

A driver with CAG Travellers, Elisha Mupomberi said:

 

“We will try all means that everyone who needs transport is attended to.

 

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“Yes, it can take long but everyone waiting for transport will reach their destination on the right time,” he said.

 

Government on Saturday imposed a national lockdown following a surge in Covid-19 cases. Only essential services, such as hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets will remain operational for the next 30 days.

 

The government first imposed a nationwide lockdown in March to contain the spread of Covid-19, but had eased most of those measures.

HMETRO