MORE DETAILS: 4 perish as car carrying president’s office staff members overturns

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Four staff members in the Office of the President and Cabinet died on the spot after their vehicle overturned along the Nyanga-Ruwangwe road.

In a statement, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Office of the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda said two other people were injured and rushed to Regina Coeli Mission Hospital.

“The Office of the President and Cabinet regrets to announce the death of four of its Staff Members from a road accident which occurred early this morning at a black spot near Regina Coen Mission along the Nyanga-Ruwangwe Road.

“The deceased were part of an Office Team delivering goods for the less privileged in Ruwangwe Community under the First Lady’s Community Assistance and Empowerment Programme when a State Residences truck overturned.

“The four died on the accident scene, with another two officers who have since been evacuated to Regina Coeli Mission Hospital, sustaining serious injuries. The Office will, in due course, provide more details on this tragic accident which is already being investigated by the Zimbabwe Republic Police,” said Dr Sibanda.

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He said the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa was in Nyanga at the time of the accident.

“The First Lady who was scheduled to interact with about 20 households in Ruwangwe today, was still in Nyanga Town at the time of the accident. The Office wishes to express its deepest, heartfelt condolences to families of the deceased who are being reached over the incident. In the same vein, the Office wishes the two injured Officers speedy recovery. Measures are underway to ensure the injured Officers secure best care,” said Dr Sibanda.

— Chronicle

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