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Five Family Members Die In Gutu Accident

Gutu Accident

Police has announced names of the Gutu accident victims who were involved in a Honda Fit – Bus collision allong the Gutu- Chivhu Highway yesterday.
The five were feared dead after their vehicle collided head-on with an Inter-Africa Bus near Matizha Business Centre in Gutu.

National Police Spokesperson Insp Paul Nyathi announced the names of the deceased family members who were travelling from Harare as Francis Chagweda (33)the driver, Mavis Chagweda (61), Lloyd Chagweda (31), Viola Chagweda (35) and Keresensia Mapaaona (28).

According to a family member, Oscar Chagweda the now deceased were travelling to Chiwara in Gutu for a family function when the tragedy happened.

The Mirror revealed that the accident occurred when an Inter-Africa bus was trying to overtake another bus before it encroached into the lane of the oncoming Honda fit.

The Honda fit reportedly swerved off the road but the bus did the same resulting in the head on collision.

Only one person survived the horific accident and was taken to Matizha clinic before she was transferred to Gutu Rural Hospital for treatment.

During the covid-19 induced Lockdown, government banned private kombis allowing only those registered under ZUPCO to operate resulting in little non-commercial vehicles overloading passengers.

Yesterday, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who doubles as the Health and Child Care Minister announced another Covid -19 regulations which gave a waiver to public transport operators.

However, the transport sector is also now dominated by “mushikashika” vehicles some of which include Toyota Wish and Honda fit vehicles who have the capacity to carry 4 or 5 passengers , however some of these vehicles end up carrying as many as nine passengers.

Gutu Police is attended the scene.

IN OTHER NEWS; Man Kills Father, Throws Body In Fire

A LAZY Inyathi man fatally axed his elderly father in a dispute over food and threw his body into a fire in a kitchen hut resulting in the deceased’s head getting roasted.

Raighton Nkomo (29) of Stand 6 Village 1 in Kennilworth in Inyathi pulled his dead father’s body and put the head into a fire in an effort to conceal the crime. He was 27 when he killed his father Bernard Nkomo (61) in 2019.

After killing his father, Nkomo left the kitchen hut and went to sleep in another hut leaving his father’s lifeless body with its head in the fire.

His younger brother Fyton Nkomo who was 17 then, arrived home later at night and slept in the kitchen in darkness and only discovered the body the following morning and alerted neighbours.

Read: Man Shot Dead When His Phone Rang During Robbery

Nkomo, who is represented by Miss Charity Manyeza of Mashindi and Associates, pleaded not guilty to murder and guilty to a lesser charge of culpable homicide when he appeared before Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Evangelista Kabasa who is on circuit in Hwange. Read More>>>

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