Khupe in­jured in freak ac­ci­dent

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Whins­ley Masara Chron­i­cle Re­porter

MDC-T vice pres­i­dent Thokozani Khupe was in­jured in an ac­ci­dent on Satur­day when the ve­hi­cle she was trav­el­ling in veered off the road and crashed into a tree, just out­side Bu­l­awayo.

The ac­ci­dent oc­curred at the 60 kilo­me­tre peg along the Bu­l­awayo-Vic­to­ria Falls Road, just af­ter the toll­gate at around 3PM when the driver swerved to avoid hit­ting a bull.

Ms Khupe, who was be­ing driven by an aide was trav­el­ling to her ru­ral home in Mbe­m­beswana.

The MDC-T VP told the Chron­i­cle yes­ter­day that she was lucky to be alive.

She said her aide, Mr Wit­ness Dube, who es­caped un­scathed, was driv­ing her Isuzu Twin Cab when a bull sud­denly ran onto the road. “Unfortunately there was on­com­ing traf­fic. When the driver tried to avoid the bull, the car veered off the road and crashed into a tree.

“If he had not avoided the bull, it would have been worse be­cause the bull was very big and it was run­ning very fast. Thank God we were not speed­ing,” she said.

Ms Khupe said she was not wear­ing her seat belt and as a re­sult she hit hard against the roof of the ve­hi­cle thereby sprain­ing her neck. She is re­cov­er­ing from home af­ter she was treated at a lo­cal hospi­tal and dis­charged on the same day. She said she was in pain but in a sta­ble con­di­tion. Mata­bele­land North prov­ince act­ing po­lice spokesper­son Sergeant Na­mati­rai Mashona could not be reached for com­ment. — @win­nie_­masara

MDC-T vice pres­i­dent Thokozani Khupe re­cov­er­ing at her home

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