BULAWAYO AIRPORT CRASH-‘Joshua Mqabuko is a fake or simulated aircrash’ by airport Manager,

BULAWAYO AIRPORT CRASH: has thankfully been confirmed by the Joshua Mqabuko airport Manager, Pasmore Dewa as a fake or simulated aircrash designed to test the preparedness of emergency services such as fire, ambulance, rescue and other services and that there are no deaths or injuries resulting from this exercise. more news to follow. By Sibusiso Ngwenya.

Murewa school deputy head, (46) who raped and killed a 14-year-old pupil to destroy evidence, sentenced to death for murder

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Bernard Chivengwa, of Nyamhondoro Primary School, was sentenced last week by High Court judge, Justice Happius Zhou.

The judge sentenced Chivengwa to death after failing to find extenuating circumstances in a matter in which he abducted and killed Vaidah Mubaiwa of Dzapasi Village, Chief Mangwende in Murewa, on October 17 last year.

Prior to her death, Mubaiwa had been lined up as a State witness in a rape matter in which she was to give evidence against Mubaiwa, who had sexually attacked her during the same year. The trial was to be conducted on November 16, 2015, but Mubaiwa waylaid, abducted and killed her before the trial date

State prosecutor, Austin Muziwi presented that Chivengwa appeared at the Murewa Regional Magistrates’ Court on September 30, 2015 for trial on a rape charge and was warned to attend court on November 16 together with Mubaiwa.

On October 17, the court heard, Chivengwa attempted to ambush Mubaiwa, who was alone at home, in a bid to abduct her, but the latter escaped and proceeded to report to Mubaiwa’s mother, Maud, who was her neighbour. Maud is then said to have instructed two girls to go and verify the identity of the alleged abductor and they discovered it was Chivengwa, who, at the time, had hidden in a storm drain.

On the same day at around 6:30pm, Mubaiwa, while in the company of Chengetai and Shantel Chivengwa, decided to go back home and secure her doors, but when she went to the bathroom at the back of the house, Chivengwa grabbed her in full view of Chengetai and Shantel and dragged her away.

After identifying their uncle as the abductor, the two girls rushed back home screaming and reported to Maud that Mubaiwa had been abducted by Chivengwa.

Courage Chipuriro discovered Mubaiwa’s body the following day dumped in a gumtree plantation.

The matter was reported to police and when the detectives arrested Chivengwa, they discovered that the shoe prints at the murder scene were similar to those of the shoes he was wearing.

One dead, 16 injured after kombi lost wheel and overturned on Bulawayo-Harare Road just before the Ntabazinduna toll gate

 

ONE person died yesterday afternoon while 16 others were injured when a kombi they were travelling in veered off the road and overturned after its left rear wheel came off.

 

The accident occurred along the Bulawayo-Harare Road just before the Ntabazinduna toll gate at about 3pm.

The injured were rushed to United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) in ambulances.

The kombi was carrying passengers who were travelling from Bulawayo to Ntabazinduna.

Bulawayo Chief Fire Officer Mr Richard Peterson said one person died on the spot.

“The accident is believed to have occurred after a wheel detached from the vehicle resulting in it veering off the road before overturning and plunging into a ditch. One person, a male, died on the spot while 16 others were injured,” said Mr Peterson.

He said the injured were ferried by ambulances from Bulawayo City Council, Mars and  Century Ambulance Services.

Mr Peterson called on public transport owners to regularly maintain their vehicles saying yesterday’s accident could have been avoided.

He also urged motorists to exercise caution saying due to the rains the roads have become slippery, posing danger to travellers.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said motorists should ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy.

She said motorists should avoid crossing flooded rivers.

“When there are heavy rains we urge motorists to exercise extreme caution on the road. Where necessary they should park on the roadside and proceed when it is safe to do so. We also urge them not to cross flooded rivers as they risk being swept away,” said Insp Simango.

When a Chronicle news crew arrived at the scene at about 3:30PM victims had been rushed to the hospital while the fire brigade team was still assessing the damage to the vehicle. By Nqobile Tshili,…source chronicle

A Zimbabwe Republic Police’s (ZRP) scania truck overturns along the Binga Cross Dete road

ACCIDENT:A Zimbabwe Republic Police’s (ZRP)  scania truck overturned along the Binga Cross Dete road on Wednesday resulting in the death of three police officers and five injured passengers. Speeding is allegedly caused the accident…..more news to follow. By Sibusiso Ngwenya. photo-bulawayo24

WHATSAPP REPORT,’Intercity bus head on collision with small truck, kills bus driver 70 kms from Polokwane in South Africa’.

There are unverified reports of head-on collision between an Intercity Bus and a small truck that happen on Sunday morning about 70kms from Polokwane in South Africa.

Apparently, the bus was traveling from Bulawayo.

The accident is believed to have happened around 4am.It is alleged that the bus driver died on the stop. by Thobekile Zhou, source-Bulawayo24

GUTU man suicide after alerting Mpandawana High School Old Students’ WhatsApp group,deliberately crashes his car into an oncoming haulage truck over ‘cheating wife’ in South Africa

A GUTU man made his intention to take his own life known through a WhatsApp group before committing suicide by deliberately crashing his car into an oncoming haulage truck.

Thomas Bhuru (31) of Mukadziwa Village under Chief Gutu allegedly communicated his intention to kill himself  through the Mpandawana High School Old Students’ WhatsApp group, after he allegedly found his wife in bed with his friend.

A number of people on the WhatsApp group as well as police sources opened up to The Chronicle on the suicide.

Masvingo police spokesperson could not confirm nor deny the incident which occurred on Wednesday at around 4PM.

However, sources from Gutu said Bhuru deliberately ploughed his car into an oncoming Colbro Haulage truck and died on the spot on Wednesday.

The accident happened two weeks after he came from South Africa where he allegedly found his wife being intimate with his friend.

It is said prior to his death, Bhuru had updated his WhatsApp profile status to, “Maybe, if my heart stops beating it won’t hurt me so much”.

Bhuru is said to have posted on the WhatsApp group that he was going to die on Wednesday.

“On Wednesday at around 4PM Bhuru drove his Toyota siesta and strangely parked it along Roy-Chivu Road. When he saw a haulage truck approaching, he drove towards it at high speed and collided head-on with it, a short distance from his parents’ home,” said a source.

Bhuru reportedly left a suicide note saying that he caught his wife whose name was not mentioned, in bed with his a friend, identified as Clifford Chikomboya in South Africa where both worked for different companies. The two were allegedly staying together as husband and wife in South Africa.

Bhuru was based in Gutu.

“He sent a message in connection with his impending death on the Mpandawana High School Old students’ WhatsApp group but no one took him seriously. He is a former student at the school. He was a down to earth person but there was a sudden shift in his behaviour from the time he came back from South Africa two weeks ago. He started drinking recklessly,” said one of the WhatsApp group members.

Another member said Bhuru once sent a message on the WhatsApp group suggesting that he had dreamt of his death.

He also allegedly said he was going to die on Wednesday. —By Walter Mswazie . source-herald

THREE people are battling for life after a truck they were travelling in overturned near the old toll gate, 17 km out of Hwange along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Road

THREE people are battling for life after a truck they were travelling in veered off the road and overturned near the old toll gate, 17 km out of Hwange along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Road, police said yesterday.

 

The accident occurred at around 8AM when the driver of a Zalawi haulage truck veered off the road, overturned and hit a tree.

Sources suspect fatigue caused the driver to doze off, resulting in him veering off the road.

Acting Matabeleland North police spokesperson Sergeant Namatirai Mashona said she could not comment on the accident.

Rescuers at the scene identified the driver as Mr Aleck Chipeta (43) who sustained serious head injuries as his scalp peeled off and bones were protruding where he broke his arm.

The other two passengers have been identified as Fortunate Ndebele of Solusi Village in Lupane and Spencer Mwembe of Dampa Area in Cross Dete.

The other two passengers that Mr Chipeta gave a lift at Cross-Dete early that morning are said to have incurred serious internal injuries.

The three are admitted to Hwange Colliery Hospital.

Sources alleged the driver, who was transporting a load from South Africa to Zambia, had arrived at Cross-Dete at around 9 PM the previous night.

“Instead of the driver resting, he was seen drinking heavily and partying all night at Cross-Dete Business Centre.”

“At around 6AM the driver left with a woman identified as Fortue and another passenger who asked for a lift to Victoria Falls,” said the source who preferred anonymity.

A motorist who witnessed the accident said from the moment he caught up with the truck on the road, he suspected the driver was dozing because his truck kept swerving.

“At around that point, I attempted to overtake him but he swerved and encroached onto my lane before he overturned. The truck slid for a distance on its roof before it crashed into a tree.”

“I suspect the driver was dozing and he lost control of the vehicle. It was a horrific scene as the driver was seriously injured. They were all rushed to the Colliery Hospital in Hwange,” said the witness. By Whinsley Masara. Chronicle

Ten Zimbabwe apostolic church members died in collision with a haulage truck along Guruve-Mvurwi highway on Friday night.

 

 

Ten people died when a lorry they were travelling in collided with a haulage truck along Guruve-Mvurwi highway on Friday night.

Eight died on the spot and two died upon admission at Guruve hospital.

The lorry was carrying members of the Zimbabwe apostolic church sect who were coming from a church meeting at the Karoi shrine in Guruve.

An eyewitness told Bulawayo24.com that the accident happened around 8pm and three ambulances attended the scene.It is alleged that the accident was due to speeding.

Mash-Central police could not confirm the accident saying “we are basing on hear say since it is weekend, contact us on Monday.”It is alleged that the accident was due to speeding.

Mash-Central police could not confirm the accident saying “we are basing on hear say since it is weekend, contact us on Monday.” It is alleged that the accident was due to speeding.

Mash-Central police could not confirm the accident saying “we are basing on hear say since it is weekend, contact us on Monday.”

It is alleged that the accident was due to speeding.

Mash-Central police could not confirm the accident saying “we are basing on hear say since it is weekend, contact us on Monday.”  More to follow…..by Simbarashe Sithole.Source – Byo24News

Two die as Chivhu General Hospital ambulance loses control while attempting to overtake along the Chivhu-Harare Road.

Two people died on the spot when an ambulance from Chivhu General Hospital was involved in an accident on Wednesday afternoon along the Chivhu-Harare Road.
The driver and another officer from the hospital escaped with minor injuries.

The ambulance is believed to have been attempting to overtake before the driver lost control with the ambulance crashing into a nearby bush.

The ambulance was on its way to collect blood at the National Blood Service Zimbabwe in Harare.

The accident happened just after Exor Service Station in Chivhu Town about 2km outside Chivhu Town, along the Chivhu – Harare Road. Source-ZBC

Five killed, eight injured after kombi overturned near Tinde at 39 km peg on the Cross Dete -Binga road

ACCIDENT: FIVE people died yesterday and eight others were injured after a Nissan caravan kombi overturned near Tinde at the 39 km peg along the Cross Dete to Binga road.

The vehicle reportedly veered off the road and rolled after the driver lost control in a case of suspected speeding. More news to follow…by Sibusiso Ngwenya.

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