GUTU- Police has announced names of the Gutu accident victims who were involved in a Honda Fit – Bus collision along the Gutu- Chivhu Highway yesterday.
The five were killed when their vehicle collided head-on with an Inter-Africa Bus near Matizha Business Centre in Gutu.
National Police Spokesperson Insp Paul Nyathi announced the names of the deceased family members who were travelling from Harare as Francis Chagweda (33)the driver, Mavis Chagweda (61), Lloyd Chagweda (31), Viola Chagweda (35) and Keresensia Mapaaona (28).
According to a family member, Oscar Chagweda the now deceased were travelling to Chiwara in Gutu for a family function when the tragedy happened.
An eyewitness told I ZIM that the accident occured after the Inter-Africa bus tried to overtake another bus. “It then encroached onto the lane of the oncoming Honda fit which swerved to avoid collision,” said the witness.
The Honda fit reportedly swerved off the road but the bus did the same resulting in the head on collision.
Only one person from the car survived the horific accident and was taken to Matizha clinic before she was transferred to Gutu Rural Hospital for treatment.
During the covid-19 induced Lockdown, government banned private kombis allowing only those registered under ZUPCO to operate resulting in little non-commercial vehicles overloading passengers.
Yesterday, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who doubles as the Health and Child Care Minister announced another Covid -19 regulations which gave a waiver to public transport operators.
However, the transport sector is also now dominated by “mushikashika” vehicles some of which include Toyota Wish and Honda fit vehicles who have the capacity to carry 4 or 5 passengers , however some of these vehicles end up carrying as many as nine passengers.
Watch: Genius ‘Ginimbi Kadungure’ Dies In Car Accident
Popular Harare socialite and businessman Genius ‘Ginimbi Kadungure’ has been killed in a head-on car accident along Borrowdale Road, in Harare.
Former minister Saviour Kasukuwere also confirmed Ginimbi’s death from his secret base.
“This is unbearable. A young man who worked hard and enjoyed hard is no more! The flower has wilted! Go well Boss Ginimbi. MHDSRIP,” said Kasukuwere.
Sources say Ginimbi was speeding when he crashed and was thrown out of the vehicle, which later burst into flames. He is the owner of Pioneer Gas and PIKO Group.
A relative told the media this morning that the businessman had two other passengers in his car who were “burnt beyond recognition”.
Their identities could not be readily established.
Kadungure, according to the relative, managed to exit the car soon after the crash but died immediately.
The crash happened along a curve just before Hatcliff suburb on the road to Domboshava. The businessman owned a mansion in the peri-urban settlement.
Witnesses say he was speeding.
The driver of the Honda Fit car that got involved in the accident with Ginimbi survived the crash but is said to be in shock.
His death follows that of his mother just a few months ago.
It all comes to this! You struggle, make it, get rich then you are taken from the face of the earth.. go well Ginimbi.. life is all but vanity pic.twitter.com/GHrVbBNbFW
— emperor (@emperor_skites) November 8, 2020