Couple overturned near Masvingo Polytechnic College as they fought while husband accused wife of sleeping with his brother

A couple is lucky to be alive after their car overturned as they fought. The Toyota Vitz veered off the road and overturned several times before landing on its roof near Masvingo Polytechnic College when the driver left go of the wheel to fight with the missus.

The wife said she was furious when her husband accused her of having an affair. “He (husband) came to town where I sell airtime and told me to get in the car saying he wanted to discuss something. When I got in, he started driving off the place punching me all over with one hand on the handle saying unodanana nabamunini vako (you are having an affair with my young brother), and it is funny that the boy being referred to is young enough to be my son.”I then held his hand trying to save myself and that was when the vehicle veered off the road and overturned. It is a lie that I wanted the car to crash into an oncoming truck,” she said.

The husband said his wife wanted to commit suicide.

“We had a misunderstanding at home and I thought itwas over. I was shocked when she pushed me off the handle turning the car
sideways. All she is telling the people now is not true,” he said

8 die in head on collision 7km out of Chegutu to Chinhoyi road, 48 hours after 8 died on Harare – Masvingo highway on Sunday

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Eight people died on the spot, while four others were seriously injured when a Toyota Fun Cargo and a Toyota Voxy collided head-on seven kilometres outside Chegutu yesterday. Tragedy struck at around 9:45am along the highway between Chegutu and Chinhoyi. The Fun Cargo, which had eight passengers on board, dislodged a right front lower ball joint, resulting in the driver losing control and encroaching into the lane of the oncoming Voxy.

Five of the deceased were in the Fun Cargo, while the remainder were in the Voxy. Police national chief spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba attributed the accident to a mechanical fault.

“The vehicles collided head-on, killing eight people on the spot and five of the deceased including the driver were in the Toyota Fun Cargo, whilst three were in the Toyota Voxy.”

The injured were ferried to Chegutu District Hospital and two of them have since been transferred to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare for further treatment.

The Fun Cargo had just picked Chinhoyi-bound passengers in Chegutu when the accident occurred. Snr Asst Comm Charamba warned motorists against speeding, overloading and to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy.

“Police are urging motorists to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy before they embark on journeys. They should also avoid speeding and overloading vehicles to minimise chances of fatal road accidents.” The accident comes barely three days after at least 12 people lost their lives in separate road crashes countrywide. By Walter Nyamukondiwa. source-herald

‘Traffic cop knocked down by vehicle at a roadblock in Chitugwiza’.

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PHOTOS: Inter Africa bus in head-on collision at infamous ‘Danger’

Inter Africa bus was involved in an accident at Danger near Esigodini.

A WhatsApp message seen by Bulawayo24 reads:

“Guyz kna paine hama dzakwira Inter Africa from Mutare chek wth them yaita xdent nemota diki head on paDanger Esgodin” source-byo24

Police name, 11 of 13, Birchenough , Shangani and Murehwa’s last month’s accident victims

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The Shangani accident occurred near the 340km peg along the Harare-Bulawayo Road while the other one occurred near the 44km peg along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway.

Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said the 11 were identified by their next of kin.

She said the Shangani accident victims are Brian Mutondo (64), Ignatius Chivese (29), Charles Sibanda (45), Alfred Matsverege (34), Mlilo Fanuel (32), Bekezela Dube (35) and Ibanech Chitsatso (26).

The Murehwa victims are Doreen Sanyatwe (61), Tapiwa Josephine Sanyatwe (26), Mahwehwe Shakemore (36) and the other one only identified a Lindiwe aged 35.

“Police are appealing to those who are missing their relatives to proceed to Murehwa Hospital mortuary and identify the remaining two female bodies,” Snr Asst Comm Charamba said.

She urged members of the public to carry their particulars whenever they are travelling.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said five other people died in a road traffic accident which occurred at the 35km peg along the Birchenough-Mt Selinda Road in Chipinge on September 25.

“Circumstances are that a MAN diesel truck was travelling along the said road towards Birchenough Bridge with 115 passengers on board. On approaching the 35km peg, the loading gates of the truck opened and 32 passengers fell onto the tarmac. Two of them died on the spot while three others died on admission at Mutare Provincial Hospital,” Snr Asst Comm Charamba said.

She urged motorists to ensure that their vehicles’ loading gates were properly secured and avoid over- loading.

Last month, six Johane Masowe Apostolic Sect church members died while 14 others were injured when a commuter omnibus in which they were travelling overturned along the Harare-Nyamapanda Road.

The accident occurred near the 44km peg around 7.15am in Murehwa. The Toyota Hiace was travelling along the Harare-Nyamapanda Road with 22 passengers on board.

On approaching the 44km peg, the vehicle burst its rear left tyre resulting in the driver losing control and the vehicle veering off the road to the right and overturning.

Earlier last month six people died after a Toyota Ipsum they were travelling in left the road and overturned along the Harare-Bulawayo high- way. source-herald

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Three dead and several injured after Inter-Africa Bus Services Bus head-on collision with a car in Esigodini.

 

THREE people were killed while several others were seriously injured yesterday when a bus they were travelling in was involved in a head-on collision with a car in Esigodini.

The accident occurred along the Beitbridge-Bulawayo Road shortly after 5PM.

The bus, belonging to Inter-Africa Bus Services, was coming from Chipinge headed for Bulawayo while the car, a Mazda Demio was coming from Bulawayo.

The number of people who were injured and their conditions could not be established immediately last night, but they were rushed to United Bulawayo Hospitals by ambulances.

When The Chronicle news crew visited the accident scene, police had cordoned off the area.

The bus landed on its side after overturning and the vehicle was extensively damaged.

Bulawayo Chief Fire Officer Richard Peterson said: “I can confirm that an accident occurred in Esigodini between a bus and a light vehicle. Three people died on the spot while the injured were rushed to UBH.”

He said he did not have further details on the injured and what could have caused the accident.

National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi last night said he hadn’t yet received a report on the accident.

The bus owner Leonard Mukumba said the bus was travelling from Chipinge to Bulawayo, but did not have details of what transpired.

“It was raining and it was wet. We suspect that one of the vehicles swerved and encroached onto the lane of oncoming traffic,” said Mukumba.

Recently, a report by MPs said 85 percent of accidents in the country were caused by human error. MPs listed 12 other causes of accidents in the country that include the bad state of the roads, speeding, drunken driving, fatigue, use of cellphones when driving and going through red robots.

The use of second hand tyres, stationary and defective vehicles as well as stray animals on the roads, inadequate road signage and markings as well as lack of traffic enforcement were also cited.

The lawmakers’ report recommended that the government should increase fines charged for traffic offences so that they are deterrent. The authorities were also urged to introduce traffic courts where routine offenders are charged and licences are endorsed or cancelled. The committee said the corrupt issuance of drivers’ licences and certificates of fitness by the Vehicle Inspection Department as well as corruption at roadblocks also contributed to road accidents. In order to reduce corruption, MPs said VID and ZRP traffic officers must periodically be transferred.

The report said the volume of traffic has increased significantly in Zimbabwe while the road infrastructure remains the same and has deteriorated with little rehabilitation. — By Mashudu Netsianda. source-chronicle

Six Johane Masowe apostolic sect members die in Harare-Nyamapanda Road crash.

SIX members of the Johane Masowe apostolic sect died, while 14 others were injured when a commuter omnibus they were travelling in overturned on Saturday along the Harare-Nyamapanda Road.

The accident occurred near the 44km peg in Murehwa.

National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident.

“A Toyota Hiace was travelling along Harare-Nyamapanda Road with 22 passengers on board.

“On approaching the 44km peg on the said road, the vehicle’s left rear tyre burst.“The driver lost control of the vehicle, which veered off the road to the right and overturned before landing on its wheels again,” he said.

He said four passengers died on the spot while the other two on admission to John Reimer Clinic in Murehwa.

The injured were taken to the clinic for treatment while the six bodies were taken to Murewa General Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

“Police are urging motorists to ensure that their vehicles are fitted with tyres which are not worn out and suitable for the road conditions in the country.

“Above all, they should not exceed the loading capacity of vehicles even when going for church or other social gatherings,” Chief Supt Nyathi said.

The accident comes after six people also died on Friday night after a Toyota Ipsum they were travelling in left the road, overturned and landed on its roof along the Harare-Bulawayo Road.

Of the seven passengers, six died on the spot while one was admitted to Gweru General Hospital.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to the same hospital for post-mortem.

The Toyota Ipsum was travelling along Harare-Bulawayo Road with seven passengers on board and on approaching the 340km peg the driver encroached on to the lane of an oncoming vehicle resulting in a side swipe. source-herald

A week after 10 died, six more have died at the accident black spot, 340km peg near Shangani along Bulawayo-Harare Road

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SIX people died on the spot while two were seriously injured when the driver of a Toyota Ipsum lost control, encroached and side swiped with an oncoming DAF truck along the Bulawayo-Harare Road on Friday night.

According to media reports, the accident occurred at around 9pm at the 340km peg near Shangani barely a week after 10 people perished at the 369km peg along the same road. National police spokesman Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi yesterday confirmed the accident.

On approaching the 340km peg, it is reported that the driver encroached to the lane of the oncoming DAF truck which was heading to Harare resulting in a side swipe. The driver lost control of the vehicle which veered off the road to the left side before overturning and landing on its roof.

Six passengers including the driver of the Ipsum vehicle died on the spot. Two people were critically injured and were admitted to Gweru Provincial Hospital while the driver of the truck is in a stable condition. Bodies of the deceased were taken to Gweru Provincial Hospital mortuary for post-mortem. Source-Bulawayo24

SIX suspected Highlanders Football Club supporters died and two were seriously injured when their pick-up truck overturned along Falcon Road in Esigodini

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SIX suspected Highlanders Football Club supporters died while two others were seriously injured when a pick-up truck they were travelling in veered off the road and hit a tree along Falcon Road in Esigodini on Sunday evening. Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said the two who were injured were taken to the UnitedBulawayo Hospitals where they are still admitted.

“A Nissan pick-up was travelling along Esigodini-Falcon Road near Esigodini Business Centre with seven passengers on board. On approaching the 3km peg on the said road, the driver lost control of the vehicle which veered off to the right and rammed into a tree before landing on its wheels.

“Five passengers died on the spot and the other one died on admission to Esigodini District Hospital. Two other people were injured and are admitted to United Bulawayo Hospitals,” she said.

There was speculation that the accident victims had been drinking beer while celebrating Highlanders’ 2-1 win over Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium on the same day. A source in Esigodini yesterday said the five were Highlanders supporters, a claim The Chronicle could not independently confirm last night.

It was also not clear if all the accident victims had earlier been at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo to watch their team complete a double over Dynamos. When The Chronicle visited the accident scene along Falcon Road yesterday, the wreckage had been towed away, but empty beer bottles, shattered glasses and a teddy bear were scattered over the place.

In June, seven Dynamos fans died on the spot and three others later succumbed to injuries when an Iveco Sprinter they were travelling in burst a rear tyre, veered off the road and rolled three times in Battlefields while they were on their way to watch their team play against Chapungu FC in Gweru.—Bianca Mlilo and Douglas Ncube. source- Chronicle

(AFM) pastor, wife, their two-year-old daughter and an AFM female member die, while four others are seriously injured in Hwange-Victoria Falls Road accident

AN Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) pastor, his wife, their two-year-old daughter and a female member of the church died on the spot while four other people were seriously injured when a vehicle they were travelling in veered off the road and overturned along the Hwange-Victoria Falls Road early yesterday morning.

The accident happened about 40km outside Victoria Falls at around 1AM when Pastor Noel Chiruva, who was driving, allegedly failed to negotiate a curve.

The vehicle — a Toyota Granvia — rolled once, crushing and instantly killing the four people seated in the front seats.

Pastor Chiruva, his wife Vongai, daughter Ruvarashe and a congregant identified as Mrs Margaret Nyakumbi, were on their way to the church’s Women International Conference in Masvingo when the accident occurred.

Mrs Nyakumbi was a renowned businesswoman in Victoria Falls operating a number of shops.

The injured church members, who have not been identified, were yesterday transferred from Victoria Falls District Hospital to Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo.

AFM Matabeleland North overseer Pastor Isaac Kodzwa said the death of Pastor Chiruva had robbed the church of an important figure.

“We’re still shocked as a church because we lost one of our gallant soldiers. They were going to a national Women’s Conference in Masvingo when the accident occurred,” said Pastor Kodzwa who visited the scene of the accident from Hwange yesterday morning.

A church elder Mr Ozias Marange said the injured were rescued by passersby.

“We were shocked by this terrible accident. We rushed there at 2AM and the injured had already been carried to hospital by motorists while bodies were still trapped in the car which was in the middle of the road,” he said.

Mrs Nyakumbi’s husband, Chris, looked shaken when a Chronicle news crew visited his house in Victoria Falls yesterday morning.

A member of the church, Mr Isaiah Maisiri, who spoke on his behalf, said Mrs Nyakumbi left around midnight with other church members on their way to the conference in Masvingo.

Police could not readily confirm the accident. by Leonard Ncube. source-Chronicle

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