Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio

Another horror crash kills 11, injures 119

By Whinsley Masara

Eleven members of an apostolic sect were killed, while 119 others were injured when a lorry they were travelling in burst a tyre, veered of the road and plunged into a gorge in Kamativi.

Eleven members of an apostolic sect were killed, while 119 others were injured when a lorry they were travelling in burst a tyre, veered of the road and plunged into a gorge in Kamativi
Eleven members of an apostolic sect were killed, while 119 others were injured when a lorry they were travelling in burst a tyre, veered of the road and plunged into a gorge in Kamativi

The accident occurred at around 4am when a 10-tonne Iveco truck, with 130 First Apostolic Faith Mission members on board, developed a mechanical fault and veered off the road at the 28,5km peg between Gwayi Bridge and Kamativi.

The apostolic sect members were on their way from Siabuwa in Binga to Hwange for a church conference.

Ten died on the spot while one died at hospital and all the injured were rushed to Kamativi Clinic, St Patrick’s Hospital and Hwange Colliery Hospital.

Unconfirmed reports last night said some of the injured were being transferred to Bulawayo.

National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said: “An Iveco 10-tonne truck burst a tyre, veered of the road and plunged into a gorge killing 10 people on the spot. One died at Kamativi Clinic.

“Among those who died, four are male adults, five female adults and two minors. 119 people were injured and are admitted at Hwange Colliery Hospital, St Patrick’s Hospital and Kamativi Clinic and they all have varying degrees of injuries,” she said.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said the deceased would be named once their next of kin have been informed.

She said bodies were ferried to mortuaries at St Patrick’s Hospital and Hwange Colliery Hospital.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said it was saddening that this incident comes days after the Murehwa accident in Mashonaland East which killed 10 people and injured 13 others on Monday.

“It is sad to note that we continue to lose people on our roads. We urge people to travel during the day. We know accidents do happen but we can avoid some of these accidents.

“For instance, people should plan their journeys and travel in daylight. It is also important for people to ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before travelling,” she said.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said there are suggestions that the vehicle was faulty and overloaded.

“The condition of the vehicle, its brakes were not in good condition although VID tests shall confirm the cause of the accident. The other aspect is looking at 130 people in a lorry.

“I am failing to understand what type of a lorry carries 130 people. The truck was carrying children, adults, teenagers, luggage and honestly this is unimaginable,” she said.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said everyone should work towards reducing accidents.

“The ZRP expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved families and investigations are continuing,” she said.

A survivor, Mr Innocent Munkombwe (35), said he was still in serious shock and could not believe he had survived.

He said the sad part for him was that the driver, who unfortunately died on the spot, had tried to warn passengers that the truck was not in good condition, but they insisted that he should proceed with the journey.

“The truck driver informed passengers that the truck’s breaks were not functioning well. He actually stopped the truck and informed us that the breaks were not working well, suggesting that we put up and proceed in the morning after they fix them, but people refused,” Mr Munkombwe said.

“We proceeded and at the steep curves after Gwayi Bridge towards Kamativi, the driver suggested that we disembark and walk until we finish the steep curves as the truck couldn’t pull trough.

“We did as suggested and just after the steep curves we climbed back into the truck. As we approached the Ministry of Transport camp, a tyre burst and the breaks stuck. The truck veered off the road, throwing many people out before it overturned.”

A Binga resident, Mr Kalulu Mpande, who passed through the accident scene, said the tragedy had left the district in tears.

“The last time such a dark cloud befell Binga District was in 1979 when a bus plunged into Gwayi Bridge around this same area, leaving only one survivor.

“In that accident a five-year-old child was found on top of the bus and since then this is the second accident of such magnitude,” he said. The Chronicle

  • why maprophets of doomc can’t foresee this?

    • mamoyo

      Which prophets of doom r u reffering to. Kuti muchurch macho havana maporofita anamadzibaba here? Basa ravo nderei vasingaudzi vana vesangano kuti muchaita accident pakati pakati and how they can avoid. KwaMakandiwa tinoudzwa zvese and how to avoid it well in advance. Wudzwai kutumachurch twenyu ikoko kwamakatenda.

      • Cde Hondo Dzinotyiwei

        Did he mention Makandiwa? angoti prophets of doom and iwewe wakumanay kuti kwaMakandiwa. Atya chati kwatara ndiye ane katurike. Prophets of doom can be vana madzibaba from the same church but iwewe wakungouruka. Dzungu risina basa.

      • vengai

        unorwara iwe

  • Manga muine vanhu vangani mulorry imomo if 119 got injured uum.is tht number correct

    • Its a true story

    • Makaveli101

      if you read the story you wouldn’t ask. Its a 10 ton truck which had 130 people

  • Chikiti

    Whilst the first family rents hotels for the boys

  • Maporofita haana kuona tsaona mberi here nhai akomana, Sad!

  • Nehanda 119 people havakwane murori nyorai number chaiyo. This page sucks hey banna

  • Rest


  • Ah veduwee

  • Rest in peace, number yacho yevanhu 119 ummm. Admin make it clear pls.

    • fchokwadi

      as reported by zrp.

    • Read the newspapers today it’s true but shocking.

    • there were 130,11 died and 119 is the number of the injured ones

  • May their Souls rest in iternal peace.

  • 119 really mxm people of zimbos … May their soul rest in peace but we are still waiting for Disgrace Mugabe to answer her assault case

  • Leader Ar properties like hot cakes out side while voters Ar perishing on string roads like these

  • ManYoka

    230 in one lorry, traveling night to avoid police. Human life not valued enough

  • It’s true guys…one of deceased is my family…

  • These a r lies bcz this same picture was circulating in Zambia ichinji they were attacked by satanism

  • Kunyepa 19 not 119

  • Yeah its a true story check news on ZTv ,deceased 5 females 4 males n 2 children ,

  • 119 murori rimwe havafunge ngavafe iwe wega uchiona muchitsindirwa kunge masaga sei vasingafungi uyevanhu vadzichechi madofo chero mota dikidiki ukasazoti yakwana vanodakupinda vese kudazvakachipa ndozvacho

    • A u serious?

    • Do let yo stupidity known to us

    • yoh Amen

    • u can not control death,King lion bus service yakauraya vhanu wani along Harare chirundu highway.it was well serviced and correct number of passangers.

    • Dai baba vako varipo waisanyora zvakadaro. Vamwe vari kuchema iwe uri kuwedzera

    • Rubbish nhekuti avasi vekwenyu.ishona loThuvi.u nofanira kufa

    • Harsh words but so true. Zvidhakwa zvinoenda kumadrinks driving individual cars vanhu vechechi vanoenda kumasangano vari packed using unroadworthy vehicles resultantly jeopardizing themselves,death is inevitable but let’s do our part to save life.

  • Eish

  • Yah ths is bad

  • 119 people in a 10tonne truck? Mmmmmm? !!! Am confused!

  • Sure this truck was it carrying 119……..and passing roadblocks?

  • Asi igonyeti rine 2 matrailer?

  • 119 imi irori rudziii

  • Sure ndarasikirwa ne vazukuru vaviri musaite kutamba tafirwa nehama ka

  • Shame may their souls rest in peace

  • Ummmmmm the accidents in Zim are becoming to much now. This is high tym the govemernt shld take action esp panyaya yepolice neVID coz these pple are the main causer of maaccidents

  • Lorry yacho yanga yakakura sei inotakura vanhu vakawanda kudaro?

  • 119 people?

  • Yandege here

  • In fact its 130

  • Tineurombo nechiitiko ichi

  • Vakuru ve church shld be arrested.how can u pack 130 pple in a 30tonne truck motovatendera kuti vapinde muroad.apa muridzi we truck hanzi akatomboramba akati moenda mangwana mota yagadzirwa ma brake.ivo nharo vakati toenda chete.mxm zvobhowa mufunge

  • sorry those who lost their lives but this lorry was overloaded where were the police man

  • Are you seriously telling us that there were more than 100 people on that vehicle?

  • So sad

  • What is going on in this country…the road is taking many lives

  • Lorry inotakura vanhu vangani 130

  • It is unfortunate, may their souls rest in peace and my condolence to the church and the affected families and to those injured I wish them speedy recovery. We should always check our viecles before any journey.

  • May their soul rest in peace

  • Is that a Chelsea flag yakafukidzwa munhu akafa

  • May their souls rest in peace but admin make it clear, how can 30t lorry managed to carry 130 bantu. . This is not sounding good

  • May they soul rest in peace

  • Excuse my ignorance what kind of a lorry yakataura all those people at once, this is really sad

  • Vamwe kana musina nyaya jus zip your vessels. Isu vane hama tikuchema

  • mabuza lucky

    Are ,./you struggling with life,have bad luck,broken relationship,failing marriage,cannot bare children,want promotion at work,salary increase,change a job,want to win tenders,any problem you have call papasharon a powerful traditional healer call on, zero six three zero nine two two zero four one ,she will help you no matter what you are going through.

  • Shame,RIP

  • Ko vanhu vakabamombe vanotongerwa kupi

  • Shame it’s a sad story kurasikirwa zvakadai my soul rest in peace.

  • ZVAKAOMA NESUWO VANHU NGATISHANDISEI NJERE HOW CAN 130 pple force themselves in a single lorry chii nhai kuomera?

  • Its true guys . So psthetic.May their soul rest n peace.

  • ndopamunoona kuti maporofita haabatsire, vakadii kuisa kundiso dzavo on time or ndivo vakachekeresa

  • May their souls rest in eternal peace.

  • Chai may the good Lord be with us

  • Lies,a lorry can’t ferry a total number of 130 people,how? Sometimes this page is boring of no truth. “

  • Zvakaoma hazvo

  • Rip eish what a loss

  • Ngavazorore mrugare. Asi zvimwe zvoda iwe wega kuchengeta hupenyu hwako vanga vakawandisa mu lorry macho

  • Thats when you will see hw inefficience of these traffic cops they were allowing such number of pple in a truck passing roadblocks

  • Richard Maquatha So sad

  • Vamwe vedu muno muZimbabwe tine dambudziko rekusakoshesa upenyu hwedu isu pachezvedu. How can 119 be in one lorry which is not even a bus? Worse still, this lorry passed through some police check- points I want to believe. If indeed this is what transpired, then those rogue thugs posing as police details should hang their their heads in shame for being complicit in the deaths of those who died

    • amen

    • Remember police a also human beings kana watadza kuchengeta upenyu hwako woda kuti ani akuchengetere. The other thing is the truck was travelling usiku around 3am probably avoiding those police cause they knew wat they doing was wrong. Pliz pple dzidzai kuvhengeta upenyu hwenyu. YOUR SAFITY FIRST

    • Inguva chete inenge yakwana chero vanhu vakaita vaviri mumota vakagofa wani inguva chete those rest internal peace

    • Nguva kutiiko nhai vanhu be responsible mhen

    • Rememberance unoziva

  • Umm it is very well

  • May their souls R.I.P. and wish speed recovery to the injured.

  • 130 people very possible. Apostolic sects members pack themselves like sardines. Just take 50 women with 2 kids each and some men in a UD truck. I witness this monthly in my town.

  • May their soul rest in peace ….and l will a speedy recovery to the injured ones

  • Rest in peace,Amen

  • So painful guys. Our roads are no longer capable of the speedy vehicles of this day. Something must be done, to update our roads.

  • yaitika kupi

  • Oh my god

  • It looks like the same accident happens each year

  • Yawe zilachisa

  • yaah kusafunga nekusateerera kourayisa kna authority yakati lorry neyegoods imi mave kuzviita goods kna maita accident isu tongoti taita loss yegoods ko vnhu vave goods hre..lorry its class 2 bus class 1

  • May their souls rest in perfect peace. Speed recovery to the injured

  • This tells me that they were 130 people on board. So they must’ve been packed like sardines in that Truck and that’s the main cause of the accident

  • Shame

  • May their soul rest in peace and wishes quick recovery to the injured

  • So sad

  • Sabhuku Nhopi

    We are sorry that lives continue to be lost this way. We hope for a Zimbabwe where political leaders own up and come to the accident scene and offer national help however possible and try to combat those problems. I look forward to a Zimbabwe where all roads are dualised and installed with metal restrainers. Accidents are a problem in africa but some could have been prevented. Its not about prophets but about development. We chase people trying to bring development to Africa (Kwese Free sports) which is all over Africa. We stop development and are too corrupt to construct roads, we are anti progress trying to kill whosoever we think might want to succeed the establishment.

  • I understand imari inoshaikwa that people take advantage of these transport but it’s best to travel in different cars,buses etc so that if one gets involved in an accident and dies at least there’ll be one person left to look after the children. #myhumbleopion. R.I.P

  • What I have learnt is panyika pano tiri vapfuuri. Whether uri mu private car yako uri one tsaona yacho inogona kungouya. Chero ukati nhadi handibude gedhi panongoitawo mumwe anoita tsaona ichinopinda nemumba mako wakavairwa. Besides tsaona uri fit fit uchizvichengetedza rufu rwacho rwunongouya. Hama vadikani ngativei nehukama hwakanaka naMwari nekuti kuseri kweguva hakuna munamato. Love your neighbour. Regerera 70 times 7 kune vanokutadzira. Ngatibvei pakutadza kwedu. Kune avo vatisiya. May their souls RIP.

  • Ndeve church ipi