Controversial pastor and fearless Government critic, Apostle Talent Chiwenga has been involved in a fatal accident and it is feared that his wife, child and sister-in-law have perished in the tragedy.
The Mirror has confirmed that Chiwenga is admitted at Makurira Memorial Clinic, a private hospital in Masvingo.
The accident, according to reliable sources happened near Chatsworth turnoff some 50km from Masvingo along Masvingo Harare Road at 6am in the morning.
Efforts to get a comment from Masvingo Police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Charity Mazula were futile.
It is understood that Chiwenga was on his way from a church trip in South Africa. He overturned after losing control of the vehicle and some sources said a kombi without number plates overtook him and slowed down in front of his vehicle.
Chiwenga is popular for his hard hitting preaching where he criticizes Government for its corruption and brutality.
Chiwenga also says that he is related to the county’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga.
FROM: GUTU TRAFFIC
TO:DISPOL MASVINGO EAST
MITSUBISHI SHOGUN STATION WAGON
TALENT FARAI CHIWENGA, SUSTAINED HEAD INJURIES AND COMPLAINING OF GENERAL BODY PAINS, CONDITION IS SERIOUS AND IS ADMITTED AT MASVINGO PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL.
THE SOLE PARTY WAS TRAVELING FROM MASVINGO TOWARDS HRE ALONG MASVINGO – HRE ROAD WITH 3 PASSENGERS ON BOARD, UPON REACHING 235KM, PEG THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE AND IT VEERED OFF THE ROAD AND OVERTURNED SEVERAL TIMES AND LANDED ON ITS ROOF THEREBY KILLING 2 PEOPLE ON THE SPOT AND THE THIRD ONE DIED UPON ADMISSION AT MASVINGO HOSPITAL, THE NEXT OF KINS HAVE BEEN ADVISED. VEHICLE SUSTAINED EXTENSIVE DAMAGES AND WAS TOWED TO MASVINGO VID. THE SCENE WAS ATTENDED BY OFFICER COMMANDING MASVINGO CENTRAL DISTRICT, OFFICER IN CHARGE MASVINGO TRAFFIC AND GUTU TRAFFIC DETAILS, BODIES WERE FERRIED TO MASVINGO PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL MORTUARY AWAITING POSTMORTEM. GUTU TRAFFIC RRB REF 3849322 REFERS
— Mirror/Zimbabwe Eye