POLICE in Manicaland have launched blitzkrieg manhunt for the Smart Express bus driver, who is said to have fled the accident scene together with his conductor following the horrific bus accident which killed 46 people on Wednesday evening.
The accident involving Bolt Cutter and Smart Express buses occurred at around 5.30pm at the 166km peg along the Harare-Mutare Highway.
Manicaland police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed that they were keen to interview Marembo.
“We are still searching for the Smart Express bus driver Cosmas Marembo who fled together with his conductor soon after surviving the horrific bus accident on Wednesday.
“We appeal to members of the public who could be aware of his whereabouts to contact the nearest police station,” said Insp Kakohwa.
Smart Express manager Mr Darr Sigauke they were also not aware of their drivers’ whereabouts.
“I went to the hospital mortuary and wards looking for him but could not find him. Some people told me that he probably ran away in a state of shock or panic,” he said.