Articles tagged 'accidents'

Easter road death toll 'heartbreaking' 4 April 2018 HARARE - The Easter road death toll has been described by traffic safety pressure groups as “heartbreaking” after a horror weekend that claimed at least 42 lives. Police spokesperson Paul Nyathi said 42 fatalities were recorded from 338 accidents. This was a sharp spike from 22 people who l...
Easter death toll rises 2 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Easter road death toll has risen to 32, from the 21 fatalities recorded the previous day, police said yesterday. Today is a critical day as many families return home from the long weekend. “Further to 10 deaths recorded as of yesterday (Saturday), 11 people died in eight...
Huge leap in Easter road death toll 1 April 2018 HARARE - Almost double last year's death toll has been recorded on Zimbabwe's roads over the Easter weekend so far — and almost all of them over human error. Last year's figure of seven compares with 21 people killed this year, and a further 105 seriously injured as compared to 43 last year. ...
Police, we are still watching you 29 December 2017 HARARE - While the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has apologised for its ill practices and transgressions of the past, the latest Christmas road traffic accidents statistics compel us to once again remind the law enforcement agency of their mandate. The stats speak volumes about our beloved po...
9 perish in Xmas accidents 27 December 2017 HARARE - Nine people died in 89 reported road traffic accidents that happened during the recent 2017 Christmas, though the fatalities are 44 percent down from the 16 deaths recorded on the same day last year, police details show. Ironically, the significant reduction comes at a time the Zimbab...
Bickering stalls Road Disaster Fund 10 October 2017 HARARE - A proposal to establish the Road Disaster Fund (RDF) to assist road accident victims has failed to find favour with some Cabinet ministers and the insurance sector. Government sources told the Daily News that a draft document which was authored by the Transport and Infrastructural Dev...
Musicians now a road menace 13 September 2017 HARARE - Gospel singer Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave has become the latest victim of negligent driving after she allegedly caused an accident in the capital which saw three cars damaged and her case is still pending at the Harare Magistrate Courts. This comes after urban grooves musician Tere...
Fatal accidents raise safety concerns 10 September 2017 HARARE - After three horror traffic accidents that claimed 24 lives in just three days last month, road traffic safety is once again taking centre stage, with public transport users and experts questioning authorities and transport operators' sincerity in tackling road carnage. Tragedy struck ...
Truck driver jailed for horror crash 5 September 2017 HARARE - A man who drove his SA-registered haulage truck into a bus at high speed in a fatal accident at Nyamatikiti River near Chaka in Chirumhanzu on April 5, killing dozens of passengers, has been jailed for one year for dangerous driving causing death, after his claims of mechanical failure w...
Something must be done about stray livestock 4 September 2017 EDITOR — Recently, I travelled along the Harare-Bulawayo highway and government should urgently do something about stray livestock. These animals are causing a lot of accidents on the road. I witnessed a number of accidents involving stray livestock and would like to call upon the governmen...
Let's all ensure a crash-free holiday 13 August 2017 HARARE - Another popular travelling holiday — the Heroes and Defence Forces days — begins tomorrow with several people having already journeyed to different destinations across the country on Friday. Most of Zimbabwe's roads are in a bad state, leaving travellers at the mercy of drivers of bot...
Govt must act on road fatalities 29 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has in the recent past registered numerous avoidable deaths on the country's roads owing to a number of factors ranging from the condition of roads to human error. It appears authorities only awaken from deep slumber after a fatality to declare the mishap a disaster but they ...
Road accident claims eight 27 June 2017 HARARE - Eight people died yesterday morning when a commuter omnibus they were travelling in rammed into a broken-down lorry along the Chitungwiza– Hwedza highway in Dema. National police spokesperson Charity Charamba confirmed the incident, calling on the public to desist from circulating pic...
'Fit all public buses with speed governors' 11 June 2017 HARARE - All public buses must be compulsorily fitted with devices that stop them going over speed limits as a road safety measure to cut deaths from road accidents, the Passenger Association of Zimbabwe (Paz) has said. Paz made the proposal after 45 people were killed when the driver of a pas...
Truck driver indicted in fatal Chirumhanzu crash 12 April 2017 HARARE - The driver of a South Africa-registered haulage truck that crashed with a bus at Nyamatikiti River near Chaka in Chirumhanzu, killing dozens of passengers, was charged with culpable homicide in an indictment unsealed on Friday. The indictment contained 20 counts of vehicular homicide ...
Minister grilled over rising road carnage 8 April 2017 HARARE - Transport minister Joram Gumbo was on Thursday grilled by senators over the increase of fatal accidents on Zimbabwe's roads, with the legislators demanding government's action to curb further loss of lives. This comes as at least 30 people were killed after a South Africa-bound Prolin...
Time to change tack on accidents 28 December 2016 HARARE - It is disconcerting that despite repeated efforts to curb road carnage, Zimbabwe's roads continue to claim lives due to a number of reasons, chief among them drink-driving and speeding. While it is a travesty of justice that motorists pay road fees and other forms of tax yearly yet th...
Stray animals major cause of accidents: PAZ 21 April 2016 HARARE - Passenger Association of Zimbabwe (Paz) has said stray animals were jeopardising public safety on the roads and were now a major cause of road accidents and casualties. This comes after 12 people were killed and 45 were injured on April 15 at the 242km peg along the Masvingo-Beitbridg...
Road carnage rises 15 November 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe has recorded an increase in road accidents, with police saying public vehicles accounted for most of the carnage. Charity Charamba, the national police spokesperson,  yesterday revealed that 189 people have died in road accidents in October alone. At least 171 deaths were ...
Stop mayhem on the roads 2 October 2013 MARONDERA - It was very distressing recently to see scores of people crowded on the side of a busy highway east of Harare. Cars were stopped haphazardly everywhere, people darted across the road to gawk and on the tarmac, covered with a blanket, was a body. This was the latest road accident...