Scott Sakupwanya steps up where authorities have failed, vows to fix ‘death zone’ turn-off


MABVUKU councillor and businessman, Scott Sakupwanya, has promised to install traffic lights at the dangerous turn-off in the area.

Nine people have perished, since January, at the death spot.

This led H-Metro to launch the ‘HOW MANY MORE’ campaign, also known as ‘HOMAMORE’ in short, to cast a spotlight on the dangerous turn-off.

The campaign is also meant to put pressure on the authorities, especially the City of Harare, to act and find ways of taming the beat.

Just two days into the campaign, businessman Scott, who grew up in Mabvuku, said he was also concerned about the death zone.

He said he was aware that it’s the responsibility of city fathers but they had failed the community.

About 70 accidents have been recorded at the Mabvuku turn-off off Mutare Road, leaving 18 injured.

“Lives have been lost, some left with permanent injuries at the Mabvuku turn-off and this is devastating,” said Scott.

“I have been losing sleep because of that turn-off, and trust me, I am going to install traffic lights there very soon.

“Very soon you will see something positive there.

“We had mayors who used the same road and witnessed accidents, but did nothing, and they didn’t even engage the community to address the issue.

“I constructed a better road from that turn-off and God’s grace will help me complete what I have started.

“Hatizikusiya mumwe arishure asi panguva yangu muhurumende yavaMnangagwa zvinobatika ndiko kuvaka nyika uye isuvenevayo.”

Traffic police now control traffic at the turn-off from 5am following a number of accidents, which usually spiked during the morning hour rush.

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