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accident, which left 13 people dead and seven others injured in Hwedza on
Monday, a State of Disaster.
accident occurred after a truck carrying maize veered off the road and ran over
them as they awaited transport on the roadside.
the spot while the other seven were pronounced dead on arrival at Mount St
Mary’s Mission Hospital. The injured were admitted at the same hospital.
of Mugodhi church members are gathered for their Passover celebrations.
to the bereaved families.
Apostolic Shrine in Hwedza has cast a dark cloud on both the Easter holiday and
our Independence celebrations. This freak accident which comes when the nation
is still reeling from effects of the devastating Cyclone Idai, once again
highlights the importance of absolute care, and ensuring roadworthy vehicles on
our roads,” he said.
behalf, I wish to convey my deep, heartfelt condolences to all the bereaved
families, and to all members of the Mugodhi Apostolic Faith, on this tragic
the painful motions of this horrendous accident.”
Government departments to declare this tragedy a State of Disaster to pave way
for Government intervention and assistance to the affected families.
upon us, our thoughts are will all those hospitalised following this incident,
praying that their recovery is speedy and fully.
travel. In the same vein, I call upon our Zimbabwe Republic Police and related
bodies to vigorously enforce our traffic laws to aim for an accident-free
holiday,” President Mnangagwa said.
Nyathi yesterday confirmed that one more person had died and that the death
toll had risen to 14.
of kin had been informed. Police managed to release only 11 names of the victims
saying they are yet to advise the next of kin of the remaining ones.
Tabeth Viola Mupombwa (75) of Zinhanga village, Elite Shambamuto (5) of
Shambamuto village, Egenia Mutema (80) of Mutema village, all under Chief
Nyashanu, Patricia Garwe (36) of Mukamba village (Chief Ruzanhe), Wedza, Elisha
Mubaira (45) of Ndangwe village under Chief Nyashanu, Edna Chinoda (70) of
Marume village under Chief Nyashanu, Buhera.
school, Chief Nyashanu, Sheilla Mukamba (23) and Isaac Pamhanzi (29).
admitted at Mt St Mary’s Mission Hospital, two were transferred to Harare
Hospital for further treatment.
Road when a truck carrying maize side-swiped a bus which had encroached into
who were standing by the roadside, waiting for transport. Herald