Bubi River crash victims identified

HARARE - Police have named 16 people killed in a fatal road accident  near Bubi River on Monday morning when a minibus collided with a truck.

The fatal accident happened at the 206 km peg along the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway.

Police spokesman chief superintendent Paul Nyathi said on Tuesday the deceased have been positively identified by their next of kin.

The deceased have been identified as Tawedzerwa Charumbira, 56, Stella Nyamutsanza, 34, Amos Zirima, 23, Moses Mutaurwa, 20, Fungisai Jefrey, 39, Lovenes Masvanhire, 36, Coutney Zinhanzva, 3, Tracy Zinhanzva,5-month-old, Susan Gwese, 40, Simbarashe Manyapa, 25, Martha Muzenda, 36, Peter Nekati, 47, Patience Maugara, 33, and Letwin Maugara, 33.Ranganai Kudzokera, a male adult whose age was not given, died upon admission at UBH Hospital in Bulawayo while Madangudza Shungu died on his way to the hospital.

"Police are urging drivers to stick to their road lane whenever they are moving on the road and avoid straddling the other lane especially at night," Nyathi said.

"We are concerned with the narrowness of the Masvingo-Beitbridge Road and appeal to drivers to exercise caution on the road."

Comments (9)

Only the Zanu PF government knows how many people need to die in this road before they widen it.In any case they do not worry because they just fly when they want to go to South Africa.In the herald, Bhasikiti said that the Gvt must build a hospital along the highway in order to save lives should there be accidents.The question is do we need a hospital or do we have to build a safer road.This Bhasikiti thing is an idiot.

chimuti - 30 July 2014

then u c some stupid minister saying i am too rich for bribes, he goes ahead to raise the toll fee but he never invested a cent in road maintanance. Abt 20 pple perish in an accident and that fool never says a word. The minister responsible for the roads is an idiot, a pure fool, rich for nothing.

Chirandu cheGono - 30 July 2014

It so sadening to all of us, our relatives perished in that tragedy but a stupid gvt doesnt even care. You find the aged ministers making very silly contributions like we need a hospital along the road. Does he really think a hospital caused the tragedy, why is he so political to the extend of ignoring facts all the times. Basket or Bastard, u should be ashamed of your silly self

Chirandu cheGono - 30 July 2014

where is the fat minister? how many innocent souls should die before u act? instead of dealing with the harare - beitbridge highway now, u are exempting mps from paying toll fees? does obert have any brains in that big body?

nikuv - 30 July 2014

you ai'nt seen nothing yet from a Basket - she is corrupt to the bone.

ptyx - 31 July 2014

you ai'nt seen nothing yet from a Basket - she is corrupt to the bone.

ptyx - 31 July 2014

The fat Minister if now busy campaigning for Amai - what a shame - just to sway the nations

pald isn - 31 July 2014

Minster basket there so many hospitals in masvingo province but all don't have medicines instead of building a new hospital just buy medicine this accident was at Bubi so you will build a hospital at bubi the next will be at ngundu so you will build a hospital at ngungu. What do people of Masvingo sunh stupid Leadership

madube - 1 August 2014

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