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SA truck driver drowns in Zambezi River

A South African truck driver recently drowned while swimming in the Zambezi River in Chirundu. Kele Lawrence Maseko (22) went to take a bath with his colleague along the banks of the Zambezi River on Sunday last week.

Tourists on a boat on the Zambezi River near Chirundu
Tourists on a boat on the Zambezi River near Chirundu

However, his colleague jumped into the water to swim and he remained behind before he later decided to join him. Maseko swam about 15 metres from the river bank before disappearing into the water.

Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident adding that investigations were in progress and the Police Sub-Aqua Unit retrieved the body two days later.

Meanwhile, a Zambian truck driver was crushed to death after his colleague moved the vehicle while he was retrieving the vehicle clearance papers that had fallen under the truck.

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On Wednesday last week, Gift Chimedza (31) drove to Chirundu Border Post with his assistant, Robert Chakanetsa (32), where they headed to the Vehicle Inspection Depot.

Chakanetsa was sent to process the inspection papers and on his way back some of the papers were blown by the wind and landed underneath the truck. Chimedza reportedly moved the truck crushing Chakanetsa’s head in the process.