Police release names and ages of 14 people who perished in road accidents

Ass-Comm Paul Nyathi

Police identify victims of fatal road accidents in Harare and Mukumbura

Police have released the names of 14 out of the 17 individuals who lost their lives in two separate road traffic accidents in Harare and Mukumbura last week. The incidents occurred on December 15 and December 18, claiming multiple lives.

The first accident occurred near the National Museum of African Liberation along the Harare-Bulawayo road, claiming the lives of eight individuals.

The second accident took place at the 43km peg on the Harare-Mukumbura road, resulting in the deaths of nine people.

Unfortunately, four victims from both accidents have yet to be identified, and three bodies require DNA tests for proper identification.

In a statement on X, police national spokesperson, assistant commissioner, Paul Nyathi named the deceased from the Harare accident as Spencer Kaseke (24), Fortune Murandu (35), Letwin Shamhu (55), Andrew Chesure (30), Magada Benny (27), all of Kuwandzana, Ruth Anderson (35), of Glen View and Gunguwo Principal Sam (24) of Makwasina Escrow, Zvishavane. One of the victims from the accident remains unidentified.

The names of those killed in the Harare-Mukumbura road accident were given as Loice Kapinga (24), George Maforo (36), Angela Kuhondo (6), of Chinhango Street, Manera, Banket, Tanyaradzwa Gomo (5), of Kaunda Street, Banket, Shadreck Chigora (18), of Machiringe Primary School, Mary Mount, Rushinga and Nyasha Faisoni (21) of Nduku village, Mazowe

In response to these tragic incidents, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the police national spokesperson, emphasized the importance of road safety. He urged motorists to adhere to stipulated speed limits and comply with road traffic rules and regulations to prevent accidents.

Nyathi also advised drivers to avoid travelling at night due to visibility challenges, as a significant number of road traffic accidents occur during nighttime.

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