Fatal Road Accident Claims Six ZANU-PF Members
The ruling ZANU-PF has been struck by tragedy after a road traffic accident in Buhera claimed the lives of six of its members. The incident occurred on Saturday, March 26, and also resulted in 18 other party members sustaining injuries.
Although further details of the accident are still emerging, it has been confirmed that three individuals died at the scene of the crash, while the remaining three passed away later at Murambinda Hospital.
The accident involved a truck transporting 40 members of ZANU-PF which collided head-on with a Nissan Diesel truck carrying only one passenger.
Government spokesperson and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Nick Mangwana, confirmed the incident via social media stating,
“A Lorry carrying ZANU PF supporters was involved in an accident along the Murambinda-Birchnough Bridge road. Three people died on the spot, whilst the other three died at Murambinda Hospital, making six deaths. The other 17 have serious injuries and are in hospital.”
The Zimbabwe Republic Police later released a statement confirming the accident and updating the number of injured people. National Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi wrote,
“The ZRP confirms a fatal road traffic accident that occurred on 25/03/23 along Murambinda – Betera Road, near Mugombe Primary School, in which six people died while 18 others were injured when an Isuzu lorry with 40 passengers on board was involved in a head-on collision with a Nissan Diesel truck which had one passenger on board. The bodies of the victims were taken to Murambinda Hospital mortuary for postmortem, whilst the injured are admitted at the same hospital.”
At present, the names of the deceased ZANU-PF members have not been released, pending the notification of their next of kin.
This tragic incident has come at a difficult time for the ruling party, which held its primary elections for candidate selection for this year’s harmonised elections over the weekend. The loss of its members has dealt a severe blow to the party, and its members and supporters are mourning the loss of their colleagues.