Six people were killed and eight others hospitalised following a collision between a kombi and a haulage truck in Bulawayo on Tuesday morning.

The kombi coming from Pumula South was carrying morning commuters when it collided with the heavy goods truck at the intersection of Khami Road and Masiyephambili, close to the Nkulumane Complex.

The kombi rolled several times and landed on its roof.

Kombis are banned from carrying commuters, except for those registered with monopoly transporter ZUPCO, but the government’s failing public transport system forces many to use unlicenced transporters to get to work.