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FULL TEXT: Police Name Victims Of Mutare Accident, Bus Driver Disappears

FULL TEXT: Police Name Victims Of Mutare Accident, Bus Driver Disappears

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has released three of the five victims of the road accident that occurred about 20 km outside Mutare when a Beta bus collided head-on with a fuel tanker which burst into flames. National Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the other two were burnt beyond recognition. Pindula News presents Nyathi’s statement:


With reference to the Zimbabwe Republic Police Press Statement issued on 25th December 2021, Police reports that, initial comprehensive investigations on the accident have revealed that the total number of people involved is 71 instead of the initially reported 65.

The Beta bus was carrying 69 passengers while the Pathera Logistics Fuel Tanker had two people. 66 people were injured while the death toll remains at five (5). 41 people were treated and discharged while 25 are still hospitalized. ‘Three (3) of the five (5) victims have been identified their relatives as:-

1). Delan Ndoro of Mapfunde Village, Chief Zimunya, Mutare.

2). Admire Mandeya of Nyatate Village, Chief Mutasa, Nyanga.

3). Rufu Zambezi (48) of number 36 Glenora Drive, Harare. He was the fuel tanker driver.

Two other victims who were burnt beyond recognition are awaiting forensic test.

Meanwhile, the owner of Beta buses Mr Muganda has offered to assist Police to locate his driver Philip Chiringo who disappeared from the scene after the accident.

Police are still conducting investigations into the unfortunate fatal road traffic accident.

A (NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner Senior Staff Officer (Press, Public and Int. Relations) to the Commissioner General of Police Police General Headquarters

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DSA 6 months ago

Driver anotenderwa kutiza zvake after such type of an accident but must resurface within a period of 24 hrs,

CMS 6 months ago

Driver akapanicker maybe achadzoka kana kuti atowe mhiri

🤨🤨 6 months ago

Driver aimhanyirei uyo akaurayisa vanhu manje why vachidaro ma driver ayo

Nox 6 months ago

So sad moments guys lets not rule out satanism on this incident and also not put the blame to the driver who run away its may be he paniced. The devil is at work he is the cause of this accident. May those who lost their loved one nyaradzwai naMwari.and rest in peace to those who die. Speedy recovery to those in hospital.

Tkt 6 months ago

If he wasn't speeding then why has he vanished? He knows he was the cause of the disaster that's why? Ko iyo BETA haisiyo hr ineumwe Driver akambo tiza futi some 3/4yrs back after an accident again?

Do that 6 months ago

Kwete sandiyo Wena🤔

Iya inenge Smart chakadaro....?

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