17 killed in holiday accidents

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By Pamela Shumba The Heroes and Defence Forces holidays ended on Tuesday with the police recording an increase in the number of people killed in road traffic accidents from 12 in 2018 to 17 during the same period this year. National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi yesterday said the statistics also show an increase from last year in the number of accidents that occurred in the country. “The recorded statistics for the Heroes and Defence Forces’ Day holidays show an increase in the number of accidents recorded from 116…

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6 die in Nkayi Road kombi crash

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By Pamela Shumba Six people died while 20 others were injured yesterday when a kombi they were travelling in veered off the road before overturning at the 24km peg along Bulawayo-Nkayi Road in Bubi District. The wreckage of a kombi which crashed along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls highway in November 2017 The kombi, which was heading for Bulawayo from Nkayi, had 26 passengers on board, including 11 children. The accident brings the Heroes’ and Defence Forces’ Days holiday death toll to 17. Related Articles National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi,…

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DJ Arafat: Top Ivory Coast singer dies in road accident

DJ Arafat: Top Ivory Coast singer dies in road accident 3

Ivory Coast’s DJ Arafat, a well-known singer in French-speaking Africa, has died following a traffic accident, state broadcaster RTI reported. Ivory Coast’s DJ Arafat, a well-known singer in French-speaking Africa He was admitted to hospital in the main city, Abidjan, with a fractured skull after his motorcycle collided with a car on Sunday, Jeune Afrique says. The 33-year-old died early on Monday. He has been referred to as the “king” of coupé-décalé dance music and one of his biggest hit songs, Dosabado, has over five million views on YouTube. The…

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Seven die in road crash

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By Victor Maphosa SEVEN people died while nine others were seriously injured yesterday morning when a vehicle they were travelling in veered off the road and overturned at the 10 kilometre peg along the Lutumba-Chitulipasi Road in Beitbridge. The vehicle, which was heading for Beitbridge town, had 16 passengers on board and 18 boxes of cigarettes. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident. “The accident occurred around 0300 hours today (yesterday) on the 10km peg along Lutumba-Chitulipasi Road and seven people perished. Related Articles “A Toyota vehicle…

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Crash kills sex abuse witnesses

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By Nqobile Tshili and Andile Tshuma Three people who were testifying in a court case involving a police officer who was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing 21 pupils at Bulu Primary School in Mangwe District died while nine others were injured after a vehicle they were travelling in hit two potholes and overturned at the 56KM peg along the Plumtree-Mphoengs Road, police confirmed yesterday. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the accident, which happened on Tuesday, claimed the lives of a teacher, a guardian and a pupil from…

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14 injured in bus accident

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On Aug 7, 2019 34,631 By Freedom Mupanedemo Fourteen people have been admitted to Kwekwe General Hospital after they sustained injuries when a Tombs Motorways bus contracted by Zupco to ply the Kwekwe-Redcliff route veered off the road and plunged into a ditch on Monday evening. file pic The bus was bound for Redcliff’s high-density suburb of Torwood and had over 80 commuters on board, according to the police. Yesterday, Redcliff Mayor Councillor Clayton Masiyatsva and other municipality officials visited the injured at the hospital. Clr Masiyatsva said 14 people…

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1 killed as bus side-swipes tractor

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On Jul 19, 2019 32,382 0 By Nyasha Mapasa One person died on the spot on Wednesday morning while the other was injured when a tractor they were travelling on was side-swiped by a Mutare-bound bus near Zimunya Township along the Mutare-Masvingo Highway. The accident involved a District Development Fund (DDF) tractor and Trip Trans bus, which was being driven by Rukweza Marshall (52). Police identified the deceased as Zvanai Musvosvera (35), of Zimunya Township on the outskirts of Mutare. The tractor driver, Zvinosvorei Chihururu, was injured and rushed to…

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Motorist knocks down pupil

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On Jul 16, 2019 9,088 0 By Susan Nyamangodo A nine-year-old pupil died on the spot after being knocked down by a speeding car at the 231km peg along the Harare-Mutare Road, near Riverside. Manicaland police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the incident and urged motorists to stick to stipulated speed and exercise caution on pedestrians. “Bridget Vimbai Manja (37), of 7 Laurie Road, Nyazura was driving a silver Toyota Avensis Registration Number AEC 0500, along Harare-Mutare Road, when she hit Definite Momberume (9), of Dumaira Business Centre at the…

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Family perishes in horrific accident

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On Jul 14, 2019 15,466 0 By Nyasha Mapasa Five family members who were pilgrims of the Johanne Marange Apostolic Church on their way to the Mafararikwa shrine for annual Passover feast died in a road accident in Headlands early this week. The national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident that happened around 1am on Monday at the 141km peg along the Harare-Mutare Highway. He identified the deceased as Proud Kore (41), Mejury Kanyayi (25), Marvelous Sithole (14), Tashinga Kore (3) and Abel Kore (2 months) —…

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Town clerk escapes death by a whisker

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By Michael Magoronga Redcliff town clerk Mr Gilson Chakauya escaped death by a whisker after the vehicle he was travelling in veered off the road and overturned along the Gweru-Kwekwe Highway on Tuesday evening. The mangled wreckage of Mr Chakauya’s vehicle His wife, who was allegedly behind the wheel, is reportedly battling for her life at a private hospital in Gweru. Redcliff Mayor Councillor Clayton Masiyatsva confirmed the accident, saying Mr Chakauya was on his way to Gweru when the accident occurred. Related Articles “Yes, I can confirm that the…

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