Po­lice name Rusape ac­ci­dent vic­tims

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Nye­mudzai Kakore Her­ald Cor­re­spon­dent

PO­LICE yes­ter­day named 36 of the 46 peo­ple who died when two buses side-swiped at the 166-kilo­me­tre peg along the Harare-Mutare High­way on Wed­nes­day evening.

The ac­ci­dent in­volved Bolt Cut­ter and Smart Ex­press buses.

In a state­ment, chief po­lice spokesper­son Se­nior As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Char­ity Charamba said the ac­ci­dent vic­tims’ next of kin had been in­formed.

The 36 have been iden­ti­fied as Hand­some Mu­gabe, Grace Nyamhuri (28), Molleene Kun­yaura (35), Al­b­er­ick Nya­mawanga (1 year 10 months), Nomsa Man­gani (34), Pa­tience Geza (30), Tsitsi Gweja (40), Tafirenyika Nyarumbe, Themba Mukaronda (33), Kelvin Fombe (33), Gloria Malusi (28), Wish Mhaam­birwi (22), Daru Art­son (26), Shamma Takunda Bhunu (8 months), John Mapika (34) and Fran­cis Mubaiwa (46).

The oth­ers are Amos Manyere (52), Love­more Munondo (18), Ta­tenda Mushore (9), Es­ther Mazvimba (80), Anna Kam­barami (26), Tafadzwa Si­witi (19), Dou­glas Chamanga (60), Shalom Tariro Bhunu (3), Michael Huta (24), Tavonga Mushore (8) and Wil­lard Ta­tenda Makanya.

Temba Sorota (39), Ali Chi­ramba (35), Zodic Chikanda (27), Molline Kun­yaura (32), En­wedy Chawapira (32), Nancy Muk­wada, Ku­dak­washe Mu­patsi, Si­mon Juru (50) and Gras­ten Chipan­gura (45) also died in the ac­ci­dent.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said the death toll re­mained at 46.

She said of the pas­sen­gers who were in­jured in the ac­ci­dent, 52 were ini­tially ad­mit­ted at Rusape Gen­eral Hospi­tal, while 33 were treated and dis­charged.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said 14 peo­ple were trans­ferred to Parireny­atwa Group of Hos­pi­tals in Harare in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, with one pas­sen­ger still ad­mit­ted at Mutare Pro­vin­cial Hospi­tal.

“The Zim­babwe Re­pub­lic Po­lice would like to put it on record that the death toll from the hor­rific road traf­fic ac­ci­dent which oc­curred on November, 7, 2018 at the 160km peg along the Harare-Mutare High­way still re­mains at 46,” she said.

Snr Asst Comm Charamba urged the pub­lic to al­ways carry their iden­ti­fi­ca­tion par­tic­u­lars for ease of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Snr As­sist Comm Charamba

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