DeMbare road accident victims named

HARARE - Police yesterday released five names of the Dynamos supporters who perished in a road accident on Saturday on their way to Gweru.

The fans were travelling to support their side in a Castle Lager Premiership match against Chapungu at Ascot Stadium.

The accident occurred when a minibus the supporters were travelling in burst a rear tyre and veered off the road before overturning killing seven passengers on the spot near Battlefields.

The victims were identified as Peter Maemba, male (34), Spencer Gwasira, male (50) of Mt Darwin, Mahwupete Rukudzo, female (43) , Prince Nheweyembwa, male (34) and Last Nezandonyi, male (29) of Kambuzuma.

National police spokesperson senior assistant commissioner Charity Charamba said the other two victims are yet to be identified.

“Police are appealing for those who are missing their relatives to proceed to Kwekwe General Hospital and identify the remaining two bodies,” Charamba said in a statement.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is concerned with the loss of lives in road accidents. We are urging motorists to avoid speeding and to exercise caution when travelling.”

Other injured passengers were taken to Kadoma and Kwekwe general hospitals before being transferred to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals after the intervention of National Football Association of Zimbabwe (Nafaz) president Philip Chiyangwa.

Some of the casualties have since been treated and discharged from the hospital. Dynamos president Kenni Mubaiwa said the club is assisting the bereaved families.

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