Seeing as Zinara has gotten millions to fix the appalling state of roads, and never mind – what happens to the revenue they get from tollgates and license fees – we asked Kubatana members to tell us where needs fixing and this is just some of what was said:
The road from Westlea to Machipisa is in a very bad state. / In Houghton Park, Silcox Road needs attention. / Kadoma – Sanyati Road needs urgent attention. / I stay in Mainway Meadows close to Mbuya Dorcas Hospital. The roads in my neighbourhood are too bad they should take a look at it. / Seke Road and Chitungwiza Road are so badly damaged. / There is a road taking us to our school in Binga it is so bad it is dangerous. / Kuwadzana, High Glen Rd T Junction up to Kuwadzana 4 Shops. / Call for rehabilitation road maintenance pothole programme from St Mary’s Police Station to Chigovanyika Chitungwiza. / Arcturus Road from Harare Drive past Kamfinsa Shops all the way to Enterprise Road. / Mutoko Road. / The road that is used by kombis from Budiriro 4 shops up to where it joins High Glen Road at the flyover. That road is now worse than a rural road. / Am in Mutare, Sakubva high-density suburb. The road I need most to be fixed is the one that links Sakubva Stadium and town CBD. / I am in Budiriro 4. The road that joins Budiriro 5 OK via current shopping centre via Budiriro 4 is badly damaged. / Harare Masvingo Road. / I am in Chiredzi. Chiredzi Chivhu Road via Zaka Gutu. / I live in Tafara. The road from Mabvuku Spark which passes Mabvuku Clinic to Tafara High 1 is no longer a road. / Budiriro 5 Bhinya Road needs total resurfacing running from ZFC Aspindale to Budiriro. / I live in Milton Park. The road I need them to fix is Bishop Gaul Road. / Road for fixing – Katsande Road, New Marlborough. / Mutare-Masvingo Road via Birchenough Bridge. / I am in Kadoma and the roads are so bad, especially when it rains. / I reside in Chitungwiza and the roads from here to Harare CBD are devastating. / In Glenview 3 from Tichagarika S/C Willowvale Rd, Glen View 3 turn off to the shopping centre road needs to be fixed. / Ours has been over patched. It now needs an overhaul. If you by chance happen to drive along Mutare-Chiredzi highway from Tanganda to Checheche you will realise to say it’s a highway is a mockery. Part of this road is seriously potholed. / Mitchell Road needs fixing not patching, complete overhaul. / Rhodesville Ave from Samora Machel past Kamfinsa shops up to Court Road. / Greendale Ave now has some serious potholes soon after Food Lovers when you’re coming from Samora Machel, all the way to the end of the road by Courtney Selous School. / Shawasha right turn after Powland up to the boom gate – Glen Lorne, Harare. / From Harare to Kanyemba via Mushumbi Pools. / I’m in Masvingo, Rujeko A, B & C street roads are very dangerous. They are not longer potholes but gullies. / Mutare to Chiredzi Road and Birchenough to Masvingo Road are not suitable to travel due to unbearable potholes. / Jambezi roads are an eyesore to watch of which even buses shun the route. / Mutare – Starting from central business district at OK then Dangamvura turn off. / Dorowa Road, Nyazura. / Masotsha Ndlovu Road in Waterfalls near Mbuya Dorcas Hospital. / Knightsbridge Road in Highlands is in a sorry state including Princess Road. / Gweru to Mvuma is now dangerous. / The road between CA & St Mary’s in Chitungwiza is now painful to drive. It’s better they scrap off the tar if they can’t fix it. / Glen View 1 Road. / In Chinhoyi town the roads are not up to standard in locations. / Zambezi boarder road believed to be tarred. / I’m in Dzivarasekwa. Every road needs to be fixed i.e. Pasipanodya St, Gushungo St, etc. / Here in Glen Norah, the road from Masimbi to Specimen via Chitubu is in state I tell you! / The road which is used by commuter omnibuses from Bulawayo Road round about to Mereki Shops in Warren Park D. / Kamunhu area, Tafara High road to Kamfinsa to Tafara way requires potholes to be filled by the city of Harare. / Arcturus Road needs greater rehabilitation mostly corner Harare Drive and Arcturus Rd. / Marlborough, Marlborough Drive near Lomagundi the road is terrible. / Glen Norah has big potholes. / Mbare to Waterfalls way there are some gullies at the middle of the roads. / The part of road between Murairwa bus stop and Gutu turnoff along Harare – Gutu Chiredzi tarmac is full of deep wide potholes and last week Mandaza bus fell over one of these injuring scores of passengers. / Hatcliffe, Harare – Roads are like potato fields. / Stuart Ave in Borrowdale and Cameron Road in Borrowdale. / Raffingora – Banket Road. / Alexander Road, Highlands. / Here in Zvimba Murombedzi; rural roads are not pleasing potholes everywhere. You can travel for 3 hours on a journey of 10 or 15 km. / Not even a single road in Glen Norah A is being repaired especially a badly damaged road which stretches from Chitubu shopping center into the residential, a route used by kombis. / In Bulawayo the road that leads to Luveve cemetery from Ntemba road, a wide path that was once a tarred road…in fact that ‘wide path’ has patches of tar…a tarred dusty road so to speak. / Chitungwiza town council has filled the potholes with mud and sand but what will happen when it rains again. / There are Dangerous potholes at Chinhamo service station along the Chitungwiza highway. / In Glen View as you enter it from town after the bridge before Glen view 8 industrial complex, just after Engen service station and from Tichagarika shops to Glen View 3 shopping centre. Then 17th road that connects Highglen shopping centre through Budiriro 3 and Glen View 8. Also from Engen service station to Royal College in Glen view 8. From Makomva Total service station to Patrenda road. / In Glen view 4 behind the shopping centre. From Glen View new hall towards Glen Norah A Chitubu AFM church. From Glen view 3 turn off to Budiriro 2 ZRP.