In a devastating incident, an unidentified Zanu PF activist lost their life on Thursday morning while traveling in an overloaded Isuzu double cab vehicle en route to a party rally in Mola, Kariba rural. The ill-fated vehicle belonged to Chief Wilson Nebiri, who coincidentally was traveling separately in another vehicle towards the same event, which was graced by Zanu PF second secretary, Kembo Mohadi.
According to NewZimbabwe, the fatal accident occurred at a location known as Ndepa. Reports indicate that one person was tragically pronounced dead at the scene, while several others sustained serious injuries and were promptly rushed to the hospital for urgent medical attention.
Eyewitnesses described the accident scene as somber, with the loss of life and the numerous injured victims causing immense sorrow.
Sources speculate that the chief’s vehicle, which was traveling from Siyakobvu to Mola, was carrying an estimated 25 individuals, leading to severe overloading. This excessive weight may have compromised the vehicle’s braking system, causing the driver to lose control while navigating a steep slope, ultimately resulting in the vehicle plunging into a nearby gorge.
“The accident scene was sorrowful with one person confirmed dead on scene while many others were injured. Members of the army were called to rescue survivors.
“The chief’s vehicle travelling from Siyakobvu to Mola had an estimated 25 people on board. The overloading could have compromised the braking system resulting in the driver failing to negotiate the steep slope and plunged into the gorge,” a source who requested anonymity told NewZimbabwe.
Despite our efforts to obtain a comment from the Zimbabwe Republic Police, we were unable to secure a response at the time of publishing this article.
This tragic accident serves as a reminder of the importance of adhering to safety regulations and avoiding overloading vehicles. The Zanu PF community and Zimbabwe as a whole are left in mourning as they grapple with the loss of yet another life in this unfortunate incident.