THREE people died on the spot while 11 others were injured in an accident that happened along the Rutenga-Zvishavane Road last week.
Acting Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Ethel Mukwende confirmed the accident which occurred at the 128km peg along the Rutenga-Zvishavane highway at around 7pm on Monday. She said the injured were admitted to Zvishavane District Hospital.
“I can confirm that we are investigating a fatal road accident which occurred at the 128km peg along the Rutenga-Zvishavane Road on 16 March at around 7pm,” said Insp Mukwende.
She said Sheunopa Mashavidze (35) from Makwasha, Zvishavane was driving a Toyota Fun Cargo towards Buchwa Mine with five passengers on board.
“Upon reaching the 128km peg he encroached onto the opposite lane, resulting in a head on collision with another Toyota Fun Cargo which was being driven by Milason Shava (44) of Mataga who had eight passengers on board,” said Insp Mukwende.
She said three people died on the spot while 11 were injured.
“Tamudaishe Sibanda (53), Rachel Mashavidze aged one year five months and an unknown male adult died on the spot and eleven other passengers were seriously injured,” said Insp Mukwende.
The matter was reported to the police who attended the scene. Insp Mukwende said police were appealing to drivers to be cautious on the road to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.