A 74-YEAR-OLD elderly man was yesterday hit by a speeding motorist while trying to cross the road near Masara Business Centre in Marange.
Onias Gowero died instantly after sustaining serious injuries that included a fractured skull, broken hand and leg.
Police confirmed the incident to Manica Post, saying the motorist, Lazarus Shundure (37), who had three passengers on board, was assisting police with investigations.
“Shundure was driving along Marange Road with three passengers on board when he hit Gowero who was crossing the road. Gowero, who sustained serious injuries, died on the spot. Shundure stopped the vehicle and realised that Gowero was already dead.
“Gowero’s body was taken to Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital mortuary for a post-mortem,” said Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Luxson Chananda.
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Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the theft of an X-ray machine at Mvurwi Hospital.
The theft has riled residents in the farming town.
Mazowe North Member of Parliament Cde Campion Mugweni recently had an interface with the Mvurwi community where residents appealed for immediate intervention.
One of the residents said they told police about one of the suspects, but he had not been arrested.
“Such an important machine cannot just disappear from a hospital just like that,” he said.
“We even informed the police of the suspect, but he is walking scot-free. We want a progress report on the investigations. It is close to a year now since it was stolen and nothing is happening. Read Further>>>