By Idah Mhetu
MDC leader Nelson Chamisa Saturday blamed the government for the Rusape bus accident which killed 46 people and injured more people.
He spoke to thousands of followers of the party which packed the Marondera rally at Rudhaka Stadium.
"Look at our way. They are now death traps. People are no longer confident in this government, "Chamisa said.
The bus accident, which has since been declared a national disaster, saw the Bolt Cutter and Smart Express package colliding with an accident blamed on a mistake overtaking by one of the drivers.
Chamisa, in his comments, said head crashes were a characteristic of a collapsing economy.
"The government must invest in infrastructure to reduce direct accidents. In this day and age, we cannot talk about direct accidents. "The head of accidents only happens in a collapsing economy like this," he said.
Opposition leaders, who anchored the 2018 election campaign on promises to introduce bullet trains, said the government must invest in smart roads to reduce road slaughter.
"We know the driver also made a mistake but the government must be able to ensure this accident does not occur. We must have a smart road … and stop talking about direct accidents, "he said.
Chamisa added, "With good governance, these people will not die and we will not experience the accident. The train no longer has a schedule and other transportation operators no longer operate regularly because there are no more rules on these roads. "
Chamisa also asked his supporters at the rally to observe a minute of silence in memory of those who died in the tragic accident.