Zimbabwe plunged into mourning as 4 ZDF soldiers die in accident


Four soldiers died while four others were injured in a road accident near Kwekwe.

The accident occurred on Tuesday.

In a statement, Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, said: “I have learnt with shock and sadness the tragic death of four members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and injury of other four members in a road traffic accident near Kwekwe along the Harare — Bulawayo highway on 16 April 2024.

“The unfortunate loss of lives and injuries occurred at a time when the country is preparing to celebrate 44 years of independence.

“While the nation is in a celebratory mood, your People’s Force participates with a heavy heart and deep sorrow.

“We share the grief and pain with His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde Dr E D Mnangagwa, the family and the nation as a whole as we mourn the departed.

“May Our DEAR Lord comfort you during this difficult moment.

“I also wish a speedy recovery to those who are in agony and admitted in the hospital. May the dear souls of the departed rest in eternal peace.” HMetro.

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