TRAGEDY: One killed, seven injured in horrific road accident


A Gwanda man died on Sunday after he was involved in an accident along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road.

Asst Insp Mkhwananzi confirmed the incident which occurred at the 138-kilometre peg near Hantinya area.

He said the now deceased Emmanuel Gambiza (29) from Mount Cazalet Suburb in Gwanda was driving a Honda Fit vehicle headed towards Beitbridge when the driver of Toyota Hiace which was coming from the opposite direction hit a donkey and lost control of the vehicle which then collided with Gambiza’s vehicle.

“Emmanuel Gambiza was travelling in a Honda Fit vehicle with two passengers on board headed for Beitbridge. A Toyota Hiace vehicle which had four passengers was approaching from the opposite direction when the driver lost control his vehicle collided with the Honda Fit. Gambiza died on his way to the Gwanda Provincial Hospital. Seven people sustained injuries and were ferried to hospital,” said Asst Insp Mkhwananzi.

He urged motorists to exercise caution.

Asst Insp Mkhwananzi also encouraged farmers to pen their animals in order to prevent them from straying into roads.

“We have animals straying onto roads and therefore motorists have to be careful. It’s worrying that relevant authorities are making efforts to erect fences along our major highways but community members go on to cut of the fence and some go on to use it in their home,” he said.

– Chronicle

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