JUST IN: Police release names of people who were burnt to death in West Nicholson bus disaster


The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has identified the names of people who died in the West Nicholson bus disaster two weeks ago.

In a statement, ZRP spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said 30 remains were collected from the accident scene and 27 were positively identified through forensic DNA test and these are:

Bekezela Msipa.
Boyd Manhema.
Chiedza Chatikobo.
Fadzai Chaparadza.
Getha Moyo.
Judith Dhliwayo.
Lilian Kundhande.
Linnet Ndavambwa.
Liverson Masunda.
Loveness Ncube.
Maria Chilongo.
Maria Wilson.
Mary Moyo.
Mayibongwe Mhlanga.
Melusi Nyoni.
Mhurai Moyo.
Moment Mpofu.
Precious Chatira Mpofu.
Precious Zulu.
Rutendo Masvina.
Similo Ndlovu.
Sitshengisiwe Nyathi.
Soneni Dube.
Tafadzwa Tomas.
Takudzwa Chaparadza.
Thembelani Nyathi.
Thengiwe Sibanda.

The ZRP is still appealing to members of the public who suspect that their relatives might have perished in the inferno to come forward for the DNA testing process at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo as three other remains are yet to be identified.

Meanwhile, the police and Registrar General’s office have established a contact point at United Bulawayo Hospital for the processing of burial orders.


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