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Hearse Carrying Corpse Crashes, Kills Driver

Hearse Carrying Corpse Crashes, Kills Driver

The driver of a hearse transporting a corpse for burial in Checheche, Chipinge was killed when he lost control of the vehicle before it crashed.

Stephan Gwatidzo, who was on his way from Shamva, was driving the hearse when it veered off the road along Ngundu-Tanganda Road near Nyautsa River in Middle Sabi around 3 AM on Sunday.

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) acting spokesperson in Manicaland Province, Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka, confirmed the accident. He said:

The driver of the hearse, Mr Stephan Gwatidzo of Harare, was driving a Toyota Hilux truck along the Ngundu-Tanganda Road carrying a corpse. He was heading to Checheche for the burial of the deceased.

Upon reaching the 245km peg, he lost control of the vehicle and it swerved to the right before overturning.

Mr Gwatidzo was thrown out of the vehicle, sustained head injuries and died on the spot. The body that was being transported did not sustain any injuries and was later taken to Chanda Village for burial.

We continue to urge motorists to exercise extra caution on the roads by adhering to road traffic rules.

Last month another hearse carrying a Honde Valley man, Caleb Mapaya, was involved in an accident that left his corpse defaced.

Mapaya’s coffin was thrown out of the hearse and broken into pieces, leaving the corpse laying on the ground.

His widow, Cecilia Chingaya-Mapaya who was seated next to the driver of the hearse, was thrown out of the vehicle and seriously injured and later passed away at Hauna District Hospital where she had been taken to.

More: The Manica Post

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10 Comments

Venom 3 months ago

Pambili ngeCCC ngaapinde hake mukomana


Jimmy Machende 3 months ago

Mr Gwatidzo was thrown out of the vehicle, sustained head injuries and died on the spot. The body that was being transported did not sustain any injuries and was later taken to Chanda Village for burial.

Mdara ngaabude


Zvadhakwa 3 months ago

It's really absurd. MHSRIEP. Pliz be careful when driving. You might be the next victim.


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inini 3 months ago

mishonga ipiko vanhu vanenge vasingade kunovigwa kumusha kwavo.


Golide 3 months ago

Meaning,a body of dead person is simply like a body of a dead cow,you bath it with warm or cold water,it won't say anything or disagree...you bury where ever you want...

Smokin on top5 3 months ago

@Golide what do you mean kuti you can do anything to the body of a dead person

Golide 3 months ago

Asingade?? a dead person knows nothing..you can do anything to e body..pliz stop amanga Lina matshona...munowanza mishonga

Ncube 3 months ago

Mashona mishonga too much


gwanda lose 3 months ago

kkkkkk vakanyanya ncube

Tkt 3 months ago

Bayathakathi abazukulu bakaNehanda


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