Mathema survives horror crash
MATABELELAND North Provincial Affairs Minister and Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Cain Mathema was on Saturday afternoon involved in an accident along the Bulawayo-Tsholotsho Road.
Minister Mathema escaped with minor bruises on his hands but the vehicle he was driving was a write-off.
The accident is reported to have happened 10km before Nyamandlovu as the minister was on his way to Bulawayo.
Witnesses told our Harare Bureau that the minister lost control of his vehicle which later overturned.
“He lost control of the vehicle and it swerved out of the road onto the other side,” said a witness who preferred anonymity.
“When he tried to get back onto the road, he swerved onto the left side before overturning.
“He however escaped with bruises, mostly on his hands but refused to be taken to hospital insisting that he was fine.”
Minister Mathema was reportedly travelling alone.
Matabeleland North Acting Provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Namatirai Mashona said she did not have details of the accident.
“At the moment, we are working from the Harare Agricultural Show, so I do not have the details to that accident as of now hence you will have to get it from representatives at the station in Nyamandlovu,” she said.
Minister Mathema (inset) and his car on its roof after the accident.