An Airforce of Zimbabwe (AFZ) paratrooper was reportedly injured after landing awkwardly while conducting drills at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo and rushed to the hospital.
The paratrooper was among members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) who have been conducting drills at the stadium in preparations for the 42nd Independence Day celebrations to be held on Monday.
CITE reported a source as saying the accident happened in the morning around 10 AM. Said the source:
There has been a hive of activity at Barbourfields stadium in preparation for the independence day celebrations, the army and other security organs have been doing drills.
Unfortunately, one of the paratroopers fell while attempting to land.
We saw some medics rushing to the scene to offer assistance to the paratrooper. An ambulance was later summoned and took the injured officer to the hospital.
In 2017, a parachutist failed to land properly and plunged into the crowd at the National Sports Stadium in Harare during the Zimbabwe Defence Forces day celebrations.