President Robert Mugabe's motorcade has been involved in a bloody accident a few hundred yards from his official residence.
The accident happened around 4:30pm Saturday, just after the robots by St. Georges College.
This is the sixth such accident in less than 3 years compromising the Head of State's security and safety.
One of the Presidential motorcade guards, a biker, was hit by a truck and left bleeding and fighting for his life. The make of the vehicle was not disclosed at the time of writing.
Mugabe was at the time heading for his house with his small battalion of security guys when this happened.
The accident was witnessed in full view by motorists travelling from Kitsi Yatota Gold mine where ZANU PF officials are reportedly “making a killing without paying taxes”.
The guard's identity was not revealed at the time of writing amid claims that he died soon afterwards. Efforts to obtain further information from the President's Office were fruitless at the time of writing.
In June 2012, Mugabe's motorcade had three accidents in which two people were killed and more than a dozen injured.
In the first, a homeless man was knocked down by a police motorbike in Harare as Mugabe was being driven to his rural home in Zvimba. The police outrider and the victim were both hospitalised.
As the convoy left Kutama on the return journey, an open-top army Land Cruiser carrying members of the presidential guard burst a tyre and overturned, killing Private Jeoffrey Mukotekwa and injuring several others.
In the third incident, the presidential motorcade was making a brisk return to Harare from Zvimba ahead of Mugabe's flight to Brazil for a UN conference when a police lead vehicle sent to clear traffic rammed into a commuter minibus carrying 22 passengers.
In the fourth accident, A male passenger in the minibus, known locally as a kombi, died on impact with the police Mercedes while 15 others – including two police officers – were injured.
In the fifth accident, On 1 March 2013, two people were injured when a police outrider in President Robert Mugabe's motorcade collided with a Peugeot 206 at the intersection of Prince Edward Street and Josiah Tongogara Avenue in Harare. The Peugeot belongs to the International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva). Witnesses said the driver of the Red Cross vehicle failed to realise that the motorcade, which has the right of way on all the country's roads, was passing.
President Mugabe travels under heavy guard, with an escort of over 15 vehicles, including the Presidential limousine, a Mercedes Benz, motorcycles and army vehicles.