A 23-year-old Bulawayo vendor was on Saturday morning crushed to death by a Zupco bus when he missed a step after allegedly being pushed out of the taking off bus by the bus crew.
Sources revealed that Mbongeni Lunga was vending inside the loading bus at the Renkini Bus Terminus when the bus took off and the vendors were bundled out by the crew.
All other vendors reportedly safely jumped out of the bus while Lunga was allegedly pushed out of the bus by the crew.
He allegedly missed a step and fell down before being crashed to death by the bus.
“Mbongeni was selling his foodstuffs in the Zupco bus going to Gutu/ Mupandawana. When the bus was about to leave the terminus, they were told to drop off and he with the other vendors jumped out of a moving bus. Unfortunately, it is not clear whether he was pushed or not but he fell close to a give way sign post and the bus ran over and crushed him,” said a family source.
Efforts to get a comment from the Bulawayo Zupco Depot were not fruitful.