BULAWAYO – A car accident that injured former Speaker of Parliament and MDC-T National Chairman Lovemore Moyo and three others has now claimed the life of his driver.
Moyo, his personal driver, Vumani Mahlangu, party activists Artwell Sibanda and Melisa Mabeza were seriously injured when their Mazda BT50 truck was involved in a head on collision with a truck along the Chivhu-Mvuma stretch of the Harare-Beitbridge highway last week Saturday in the evening.
The four were first admitted at Chivhu hospital before they were later transferred to the United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH)’s casualty section.
Radio and TV legend Ezra ‘Tshisa’ Sibanda told Nehanda Radio that Mahlangu was in the Intensive Care Unit before he succumbed to his injuries.
A day before this accident MDC secretary-general Ms Priscilla Misihairabwi Mushonga, along with party spokesperson Mr Nhlanhla Dube, prominent Bulawayo lawyer Mr Sindiso Mazibisa and a driver were injured when a Jeep Cherokee they were travelling in hit a cow 60 kilometres before Bulawayo.
Ms Misihairabwi-Mushonga was admitted at Mater Dei Hospital while Mr Mazibisa, Mr Dube and the driver escaped with minor injuries.
Last week Wednesday the MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai, who was accompanied by some senior members of the party, visited Moyo and his injured colleagues. Tsvangirai visited Moyo in his ward and spent close to an hour with him. The MDC-T chairman is said to be in a stable condition.