A named bus driver for Mazhandu Bus Family Bus Services has been suspended for one month after he was caught on camera chatting with his girlfriend, company deputy public relations officer Gilbert Phiri has confirmed. Mr Phiri said it is unfortunate that the named bus driver was busy chatting with his Kitwe girlfriend when he was driving a bus which was carrying 64 passengers.
The suspension of the driver follows a letter of complaint from one of the passengers who intelligently pictured the foolish driver chatting on wats app while driving.
Meanwhile RASTA says it is still deciding the fate of Mazhandu Bus Services following a genuine complaint from one of the passengers and warned it may again be forced to suspend the licence of the company for violating traffic rules.
Below is the letter from the passenger.
I am from Kitwe at the Copperbelt province, I had travelled to Lusaka when coming back I decided to use MAZANDU FAMILY BUS SERVICES, guess what I discovered? I discovered a very careless Driver, driving at the same time playing with his phone. I can’t say every MAZANDU Driver is a careless Driver but they should mind who to drive people around because they’re carrying people not animals. Human life is very important. This guy was using his phone under the rain with a high speeding bus, which was carrying more than 40 people . That is how they cause accidents. it’s better we expose some of them so that others can be careful.