By Nyashadzashe Ndoro
Seven people — four Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) officers, two civilians and an inmate being taken to court died on the spot after the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a fuel tanker in Nyanga.
Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services spokesperson, Liberty Mhlanga confirmed the accident which happened along the 67 km peg along Mutare-Nyanga Road.
Government spokesperson Nick Mangwana also confirmed the accident on Twitter.
“Bloody Day, 7 people perished in a head-on collision in Nyanga today. The accident involved a ZPCS truck and a Liquid Cargo truck. The deceased are said to be prisoners and officers who were going to attend court in Nyanga. Two other people also lost their lives. MTSRIP,” Mangwana said.