The Murambinda community was plunged into mourning on Thursday last week when eight people from the same family died in a horrific accident after Toyota Elgrand veered off the road and overturned several times before landing on its wheels.
Four people from the Masisimani family from Gona Village under Chief Makumbe died on the spot, two at Mutare Provincial Hospital upon admission, the other two including the driver died at Parirenyatwa hospital where they had been transferred after sustaining serious injuries while five others were injured in the accident.
The Mirror gathered that the family members were travelling from Mutare to Mukondomi in Buhera when their vehicle veered off the road and overturned near Chikwekwete turn-off along Chivhu-Nyazura Road at 12pm.
The deceased are Elina Masisimani, Peter Masisimani, Eriya Masisimani, Gadzirai Masisimani (the driver), Gadzirai’s wife, Beauty Masismani, Kundai Masisimani and a 2 year old girl from the same family. The family spent one painful week mourning their loved ones.
The National Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi was not reachable by time of going to Press.