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Truck-bus collision kills five

By Walter Mswazie

Five people died on the spot while seven others sustained injuries when a truck they were travelling in collided head-on with a Munenzwa Bus at the 196km peg along the Masvingo-Beitbridge Road.

Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba
Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba

In a statement, National Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said the accident occurred on Sunday at around 2.50AM near Bubi.

She said the Munenzwa bus was going towards Beitbridge from Masvingo with 55 passengers while a Kia truck it collided with was heading to Masvingo with 11 passengers on board.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said all those who died, including the driver, were in the truck.

All the people in the Munenzwa bus escaped unharmed.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said the injured passengers were rushed to Neshuro District Hospital while bodies of the deceased were taken to the same hospital’s mortuary.

The condition of the injured passengers could not be ascertained last night.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm the death of five people in a road traffic accident which occurred at the 196km peg along Masvingo-Beitbridge Road on January 8 at around 2:50AM,” said Snr Asst Comm Charamba.

“On approaching 196km peg, the bus driver attempted to overtake in front of oncoming traffic resulting in a head-on collision with a Kia truck. The Kia truck had 11 passengers on board. Five people from the truck including the driver died on the spot while the other 11 from the same vehicle were injured. Those in the Munenzwa Volvo bus escaped unhurt.”

She urged motorists to avoid overtaking on portions of the road which do not allow them to do so.

“They should take note that it is also dangerous to overtake at night when visibility is mostly affected. Police are also encouraging and appealing to motorists to plan journeys and where possible avoid travelling at night,” said Snr Asst Comm Charamba. The Chronicle

  • harare- beitbridge hiway is too small to be e busiest road in the country

  • Why are you showing us that ugly face of that zanu whore

  • ndosaka ndosaka ndisingakwiri munhenzva

  • Don’t just give announcements fix the road

  • Tru so tru @ Mutasa Tafadzwa Paul

  • OMG, that road needs to be fixed its bad

  • May their souls rest in piece

  • How many people have died on this road and yet absolutely nothing has been done

  • Joburg to Hre Munenzwa they like speeding,srry to those innocent victims

  • Potholes….like a fishing pond

  • Thousands of people have died on this treacherous socalled highway but nothing is being done about it. So sad and shocking!

  • I think our government and the bus owners needs to do something about these bus drivers, most of them drive so recklessly. Taisiti vemagonyeti ndovari dangerous asi zvachinja vemabus ndivo vototyisa kupesana navo or to overtake you. Nezuro ndaibva kuMasvingo ndichienda kwaMutare ndakasangana nebus rekwaMukumba paMupudzi richimhanya uku pacurve, ndakatobuda kunze kweroad to avoid an accident. Varidzi vemabus please ngavapinze mabasa vanhu vanofanira. Hupenyu hunokosha hama dzangu.

  • Shut up commissioner, tell yr bosses to fix the highway period

  • Where? 196km peg along masvingo-bridge road? Isn’t that peg between mvuma and Fairfields?

  • Stop blaiming the drivers there is no roads in that Country, I was there

  • I arrived at the scene just a few minutes after the accident ..the bus driver said he was going towards Masvingo and the small truck was going towards Bubi..but now the statements are now different..

  • I arrived at the scene just a few minutes after the accident ..the bus driver said he was going towards Masvingo and the small truck was going towards Bubi..but now the statements are now different..

  • I arrived at the scene just a few minutes after the accident ..the bus driver said he was going towards Masvingo and the small truck was going towards Bubi..but now the statements are now different..

  • I arrived at the scene just a few minutes after the accident ..the bus driver said he was going towards Masvingo and the small truck was going towards Bubi..but now the statements are now different..

  • Drivers anotyaira at more than 120km/hr akafamba at the normal required speed which is 80km/hr maPassengers anototsamwa kwanzi hapana zviripo next time handikwire skorokoro. Vanoziva road yakafa hurumende haipo yakapera 1990 kwave nembavha. Ndopoona driver achiona makomba iwayo + neshallow road iyoyo achitofambira mufull speed. Pliz drivers play your part musamirire kushora hurumende as if hamuzive zvirikuitika muZim speed yemaCross boader buses is too much. Murikuchekeresa even muSA mune maGood freeway but speed limit is 80km/hr kumaBuses and Trucks. Iwe wozoda kufamba 140km/hr mukaroad keZim

  • Drivers anotyaira at more than 120km/hr akafamba at the normal required speed which is 80km/hr maPassengers anototsamwa kwanzi hapana zviripo next time handikwire skorokoro. Vanoziva road yakafa hurumende haipo yakapera 1990 kwave nembavha. Ndopoona driver achiona makomba iwayo + neshallow road iyoyo achitofambira mufull speed. Pliz drivers play your part musamirire kushora hurumende as if hamuzive zvirikuitika muZim speed yemaCross boader buses is too much. Murikuchekeresa even muSA mune maGood freeway but speed limit is 80km/hr kumaBuses and Trucks. Iwe wozoda kufamba 140km/hr mukaroad keZim

  • Drivers anotyaira at more than 120km/hr akafamba at the normal required speed which is 80km/hr maPassengers anototsamwa kwanzi hapana zviripo next time handikwire skorokoro. Vanoziva road yakafa hurumende haipo yakapera 1990 kwave nembavha. Ndopoona driver achiona makomba iwayo + neshallow road iyoyo achitofambira mufull speed. Pliz drivers play your part musamirire kushora hurumende as if hamuzive zvirikuitika muZim speed yemaCross boader buses is too much. Murikuchekeresa even muSA mune maGood freeway but speed limit is 80km/hr kumaBuses and Trucks. Iwe wozoda kufamba 140km/hr mukaroad keZim

  • Drivers anotyaira at more than 120km/hr akafamba at the normal required speed which is 80km/hr maPassengers anototsamwa kwanzi hapana zviripo next time handikwire skorokoro. Vanoziva road yakafa hurumende haipo yakapera 1990 kwave nembavha. Ndopoona driver achiona makomba iwayo + neshallow road iyoyo achitofambira mufull speed. Pliz drivers play your part musamirire kushora hurumende as if hamuzive zvirikuitika muZim speed yemaCross boader buses is too much. Murikuchekeresa even muSA mune maGood freeway but speed limit is 80km/hr kumaBuses and Trucks. Iwe wozoda kufamba 140km/hr mukaroad keZim

  • MaPassengers must be also responsible nekuti most of zimbabweans vanofamba nemaBuses vanototsigira overspeeding iyoyi kwanzi toda rinomhanya. Shame nekamukoto kekuZim hamusati masangana nazvo.pple should unite hongu road yakashata hapana zvirikuitwa nehurumende saka torega kuita anything here nekuti hurumende haigadzire road patinofawo nevamwe varimuhurumende vanofawo.Police must be strict and impose heavy penalties over speeding vehicles.

  • MaPassengers must be also responsible nekuti most of zimbabweans vanofamba nemaBuses vanototsigira overspeeding iyoyi kwanzi toda rinomhanya. Shame nekamukoto kekuZim hamusati masangana nazvo.pple should unite hongu road yakashata hapana zvirikuitwa nehurumende saka torega kuita anything here nekuti hurumende haigadzire road patinofawo nevamwe varimuhurumende vanofawo.Police must be strict and impose heavy penalties over speeding vehicles.

  • MaPassengers must be also responsible nekuti most of zimbabweans vanofamba nemaBuses vanototsigira overspeeding iyoyi kwanzi toda rinomhanya. Shame nekamukoto kekuZim hamusati masangana nazvo.pple should unite hongu road yakashata hapana zvirikuitwa nehurumende saka torega kuita anything here nekuti hurumende haigadzire road patinofawo nevamwe varimuhurumende vanofawo.Police must be strict and impose heavy penalties over speeding vehicles.

  • MaPassengers must be also responsible nekuti most of zimbabweans vanofamba nemaBuses vanototsigira overspeeding iyoyi kwanzi toda rinomhanya. Shame nekamukoto kekuZim hamusati masangana nazvo.pple should unite hongu road yakashata hapana zvirikuitwa nehurumende saka torega kuita anything here nekuti hurumende haigadzire road patinofawo nevamwe varimuhurumende vanofawo.Police must be strict and impose heavy penalties over speeding vehicles.

  • Mari muhomwe inoto. nyadzisa road yacho Chavanogona kutora mari chete karoad kunge kemurokesheni zvinonyadzisa hanzi kuzvitonga uku kuzvitongera rufu hapana kwatirikuenda tirikudzoka kumashure makore mangwani kanzira kakangodaro yaifanira yatove mingwangwa 2 road imwe yoita kana 2or3 lean toziva kuti dzinoenda nedzinouya hadzipesane dzinenge dziri mumingwangwa yakasiyana

  • Mari muhomwe inoto. nyadzisa road yacho Chavanogona kutora mari chete karoad kunge kemurokesheni zvinonyadzisa hanzi kuzvitonga uku kuzvitongera rufu hapana kwatirikuenda tirikudzoka kumashure makore mangwani kanzira kakangodaro yaifanira yatove mingwangwa 2 road imwe yoita kana 2or3 lean toziva kuti dzinoenda nedzinouya hadzipesane dzinenge dziri mumingwangwa yakasiyana

  • Mari muhomwe inoto. nyadzisa road yacho Chavanogona kutora mari chete karoad kunge kemurokesheni zvinonyadzisa hanzi kuzvitonga uku kuzvitongera rufu hapana kwatirikuenda tirikudzoka kumashure makore mangwani kanzira kakangodaro yaifanira yatove mingwangwa 2 road imwe yoita kana 2or3 lean toziva kuti dzinoenda nedzinouya hadzipesane dzinenge dziri mumingwangwa yakasiyana

  • Mari muhomwe inoto. nyadzisa road yacho Chavanogona kutora mari chete karoad kunge kemurokesheni zvinonyadzisa hanzi kuzvitonga uku kuzvitongera rufu hapana kwatirikuenda tirikudzoka kumashure makore mangwani kanzira kakangodaro yaifanira yatove mingwangwa 2 road imwe yoita kana 2or3 lean toziva kuti dzinoenda nedzinouya hadzipesane dzinenge dziri mumingwangwa yakasiyana

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