Con­do­lences pour in for crash vic­tims

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - National News - In­no­cent Ruwende Se­nior Re­porter

CON­DO­LENCES have been pour­ing in for vic­tims of the hor­rific crash in­volv­ing two buses which claimed 46 lives at the 166km peg along the Harare-Mutare High­way on Wed­nes­day evening.

The rul­ing party, Zanu-PF con­soled the be­reaved and wished the in­jured a speedy re­cov­ery in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

“The rev­o­lu­tion­ary Zanu-PF party, ably led by Pres­i­dent ED Mnan­gagwa and its en­tire mem­ber­ship, has been shocked to learn of the tragic col­li­sion of two buses near Rusape where 46 peo­ple per­ished and sev­eral oth­ers in­jured,” said party spokesper­son Cde Si­mon Khaya Moyo.

“This is chill­ing, heart-rend­ing, hor­rific and unimag­in­able. The rev­o­lu­tion­ary party mourns the de­parted, con­soles the be­reaved and wishes the in­jured speedy re­cov­ery.

“Those re­spon­si­ble for such ac­ci­dents, be they own­ers of the buses or crew, must be brought to book. Enough is enough. Our roads can­not be turned into slaugh­ter high­ways.”

MDC-Al­liance also sent its con­do­lences yes­ter­day, say­ing it shared “the pain of the fam­i­lies of the de­ceased”.

“Their pass­ing is un­timely, the loss of life is sad, painful and leaves life-long neg­a­tive im­pact not only for the fam­i­lies, but the Zim­bab­wean com­mu­nity,” said the party spokesper­son Mr Ja­cob Ma­fume.

“We, there­fore, ex­press our con­do­lences. Our thoughts and prayers are with th­ese fam­i­lies.

“We recom­mit the party to con­tribut­ing to the fight against road car­nage. May their fam­i­lies find com­fort in th­ese try­ing times. May their souls rest in eter­nal peace.”

UN res­i­dent co­or­di­na­tor and UNDP res­i­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Zim­babwe Mr Bishow Para­juli on his Twit­ter said, “The @UNZim­babwe team is ex­tremely sad­dened by the Rusape ac­ci­dent and loss of so many lives: Our deep­est con­do­lences to the loved ones for the loss of life and prayers for the speedy re­cov­ery of those in­jured.”

Los­ing pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Dr Nkosana Moyo on his Twit­ter han­dle said, “I would like to con­vey my con­do­lences to the be­reaved fam­i­lies af­ter the un­for­tu­nate bus ac­ci­dent in Rusape which claimed 47 lives. May they be com­forted and strength­ened through this try­ing time. I urge all drivers to be cau­tious and more so es­pe­cially as we en­ter the fes­tive sea­son.”

The Em­bassy of Canada said: “The Em­bassy of Canada in Zim­babwe of­fers its sin­cere con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies and friends of those killed in the re­cent bus ac­ci­dent near Rusape, and hopes for the quick and full re­cov­ery of vic­tims in­jured by the crash.”

CBZ Hold­ings said, “Ev­ery breath we take is a price­less gift of life we ought to cher­ish ev­ery day.

“Our deep­est con­do­lences to all fam­i­lies who lost their loved ones vi­o­lently in the Rusape road ac­ci­dent yes­ter­day, may their souls rest in eter­nal peace.”

On its Twit­ter ac­count, the Na­tional Blood Ser­vice Zim­babwe (NBSZ) said, “Our heart­felt con­do­lences to all fam­i­lies who lost their loved ones in the Rusape road traf­fic ac­ci­dent. We wish all the in­jured a speedy re­cov­ery.

“Let’s re­duce the bur­den of death and in­jury to our so­ci­ety this fes­tive sea­son; drive safely and do­nate blood to save lives.”

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