Chiredzi Accident Victims Identified: Police Share Names of the Deceased

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has released the names of individuals who tragically lost their lives in a horrific accident in Chiredzi. Six people died on the spot while three others were critically injured near the Zimbabwe Bio Energy turn-off around Rutenga along the Masvingo-Betbridge Highway. The accident occurred on Tuesday morning when a Nissan…

Chiredzi Accident Victims Identified: Police Share Names of the Deceased

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has released the names of individuals who tragically lost their lives in a horrific accident in Chiredzi.

Six people died on the spot while three others were critically injured near the Zimbabwe Bio Energy turn-off around Rutenga along the Masvingo-Betbridge Highway.

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The accident occurred on Tuesday morning when a Nissan Caravan commuter omnibus, commonly known as a kombi, collided with a Mercedes Benz truck. A graphic video of the accident scene circulated on social media early on Tuesday morning, displaying the grim aftermath of the collision. You can watch the video here.

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In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, the police disclosed that they have identified four out of the six victims of the Chiredzi accident. The names of the remaining two victims will be released once their next of kin have been notified. The injured individuals are currently receiving treatment at Neshuro District Hospital. Two males and two females have been identified so far. Part of the statement reads:

“In another road traffic accident, six people were killed whilst three others were injured when a Nissan Caravan vehicle with eight passengers on board was involved in a head-on collision with a Mercedes Benz truck along Masvingo-Beitbridge Road.

The victims were identified by their next of kin as listed:-

•Kamukono Musaida (44) a female adult of Chimanimani,Blessing Rambiwa (40) a male adult of 1530 Chiredzi;Jesina Masimba (35) a female adult of Maware Village, ChiredziPellagia Manase (53) a female adult of 247 Chiredzi

The other two victims have not yet been identified by their next of kin. The bodies were taken to Masvingo Provincial Hospital mortuary for postmortem whilst the injured are admitted at Neshuro District Hospital, Mwenezi.”

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The police also disclosed the identities of those who perished in an accident at the 7-kilometre mark along Eastern Border Road, Chipinge, on Monday. Three people lost their lives, and three others were injured when a Toyota Corolla Axia veered off the road before overturning and landing on its right side.

Part of the statement reads,

“In the first accident, a Toyota Corolla Axio vehicle with five passengers on board veered off the road to right before overturning and landing on its right side. As a result, three passengers died on the spot after being thrown out of the vehicle.

The victims were identified by their next of kin as listed:-

•Troy Nyangombe (20) a male adult of Gaza, Chipinge,Joyline Parrafin (18) a female adult of Medium Density , Chipinge,Rutendo Chikwanda (20) a female adult of Gaza, Chipinge.

The bodies were taken to Chipinge District Hospital mortuary for postmortem while one of the injured victims is admitted at the same hospital. The other two victims are admitted at Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital, Mutare.”

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