Police are looking for Gweru pharmacist Simbarashe Ruzive (35) who allegedly fled from hospital after being involved in an accident in which his suspected girlfriend Angela Taso died.
Midlands Police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the accident which happened at Zvamabande Turnoff along Mhandamabwe Shurugwi Road on Saturday as Ruzive drove from Chivi back to Gweru.
Sources told The Mirror that there were two couples in the car; the pharmacist, his friend Remember Gamare and their two girlfriends Taso and Shingirirai Chipoka (19). Taso died on the spot while the other three who escaped with minor injuries were taken to Zvamabande Hospital where they were supposed to be admitted. At Zvamabande Ruzive allegedly sneaked from the hospital and took the car of the Good Samaritan who had brought them to hospital and fled with it.
The car was found an hour later dumped at Madamombe in Chivi after it had run out of fuel.
The accident is said to have happened after Ruzive failed to control his Isuzu vehicle and it veered of the road before overturning several times.
“I confirm that Taso died on the spot in an accident which happened on Saturday at the 25km peg along Masvingo – Shurugwi road. The other three were ferried to Zvamabande where Ruzive fled from the hospital before he was admitted. He fled with the car of the man who gave the three transport to hospital. He is still missing because we never received any information that he came back. The three did not sustain any injuries and they were therefore discharged from hospital,” said Goko.