Traffic directorate bites: Passengers to Tanzania stranded in Lilongwe after bus is impounded

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Officers from the Directorate of Road Traffic in Malawi on Saturday night impounded a bus belonging to Taqwa for carrying extra passengers, Malawi24 can report.

According to reports, some extra passengers in the bus were standing while others were seated on the floor of the bus.

Taqwa bus impounded (image credit Herman is Out of the Office)

The bus was also deemed not roadworthy for the long trip from Malawi to Tanzania.

Road traffic directorate officials confirmed to have received a tip from passengers on the bus, leading to the impounding of the bus.

Meanwhile the bus has been stationed at Road Traffic directorate offices at Area 4 in Lilongwe as passengers are yet to have another bus for the trip to Tanzania.

Authorities have disclosed that they are to fine the owner of the bus for contravening the rules on maximum capacity of passengers.

Following a series of bus accidents in Malawi, authorities imposed laws that seek to reduce road accidents.

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62 Comments

  1. That’s good, the rules must work accordingly. Next time they will learn how to respect. It’s better to save people’s lives than making them happy by allowing them to do no sense. Keep it up.

  2. First start with those guys who are selling tickets if they have permit to stay here or anatumidwa kuzatha anthu cause they know the capacity of the vehicle why amawonjezela kugulitsa ma ticket now it’s time for immigration to show that you are working for malawians

  3. Why not here in Malawi but I know ignorance of other Malawians get advantages for nothing.every bus has its wait when it’s above they pay fin and the regulate speed in tz also why here in Malawi they have to do by our law

  4. Road traffic siolakwa, ndipo achita bwino kuyigwira. these are peoples lives we are talking about. Kaya ndi bus yokhayo yopita ku Tz that doesn’t matter, what matters is protecting the passengers. Our law has to be respected. Mpaka anthu kutambalala zoona mu aisle muja? nxaaa

  5. Laws must be obeyed. Any organization that does not perform, does not do right, does not respect law of land rights of citizens must surely be closed.

  6. Being proactive is better than being reactive. We do not have to wait for an accident and loss of life before acting. The fact is that the bus exceeded the seating capacity, thereby breaking the law. We also understand the bus is unroadworthy! It does not matter whether it is the only bus operating between Tanzania and Malawi, lives must be protected and the law must take its course.

  7. Being proactive is better than being reactive. We do not have to wait for an accident and loss of life before acting. The fact is that the bus exceeded the seating capacity, thereby breaking the law. We also understand the bus is unroadworthy! It does not matter whether it is the only bus operating between Tanzania and Malawi, lives must be protected and the law must take its course.

  8. Komaso ma bus wa ndiokutha in terms standard international coach tatiyeni tiyembe ndife tokha amalawi kisamala miyoyo yathu zagwa zingati

  9. ķoma ndi Taqua yokha imaenda Tanzania Mlw ñdiye boma ngat likukwanirisa malamulo liğulenso ma bus a rout ya Tanzania more over mw

    • Dziko lililonse lilindi malamulo ake no matter what they have to respect our rules and regulations, sikut ku tanzani bus ya kumalawi ikaphwanya malamulo angaisiye chifukwa chot ndiyobwera ayi.Tanzanian traffic amatixunza kwambiri pa mseu kwaoko iya,….

    • komabe bro simungapange blame ćhinthu chothandiza guĺu pamene ena akugonerera ulendoo aliyense amafuna kukafika sichoncho bro papezeke njira zothesera vutoli basi

  10. Ndi ma bus angati amapita Ku Tanzania? Its only this taqua in our days komanso amene ama user taqua si anthu aku Tanzania ndi a Malawi amzathu a business amakakunyamulirani ma pant mwavalawo ,enanu mukungobwebweta chifukwa cha ku sayenda zonsezi because kulibe ma bus ochuluka oyenda Tanzania #reason

  11. dats 2ru it waz on saturday evng by 20:.15 area 30 headquarters near petroda when evrythng hapen iwaz there, ithnk tanzanian pple they open differes our lures

  12. This was very much overdue…these Taqwa buses make sure they fill every space before starting off. We need road traffic patrols (both police and road traffic directorate officers) after normal hours, including weekend.

    Most local minibuses operate over capacity immediately after 5 pm.

    Bring sanity on the roads of Malawi, please!

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