Thousands of commuters have been left stranded in Mutare as Zupco franchisees are on go slow over a compensation dispute with the government.
The go slow started on Wednesday and some commuters are walking on foot to and from work.
Transport operators who spoke to Newsday revealed that bus operators are being paid $4,000 per day whereas kombis are getting $1,000 per day.
Bus operators want to be paid $15,000 per day.
“We are on a go-slow because of the paltry commission we are being given. Just imagine that we are getting $4 000 per day, while kombis are getting $1 000. It’s peanuts, in fact, the government is now benefiting because a kombi is cashing about $3 000 per day and if I was doing it alone, I could get much higher. He added: “It seems it is us who are now subsidising our buses. We want the government to pay us at least $15 000 per day. We are on a go-slow, but what we are avoiding is to park at all because we don’t have any source of income, may our government will help,” the operator said