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Four Members Of The Same Chinhoyi Family Killed In A Beitbridge Road accident

A Chinhoyi family, which lost four members in a terrible accident in Beitbridge on Monday morning, is still struggling to accept the death of its primary earners.

The four were returning home from their base in South Africa to celebrate Heroes Day.

The tragedy claimed the lives of six people, four of whom were from the same family, including the father, Baiton Jimu (63), and his two sons, Tinashe (33) and Tawanda (25) and Fadzayi Nyarawanda (20), who had recently married Tawanda.

Dennis Muzondo (32) and Webster Muchenje (46), both of Ruwa, were killed on the spot when Tawanda’s Range Rover Discovery 4 collided head-on with an Iveco haulage truck at Tshapfuche, 30 kilometers outside Beitbridge, around 4 a.m.

The Jimu family of Chinhoyi’s Brundish suburb is in shock following the tragic loss of several members.

Shupikai Paulos Jim, Baiton’s sister, said she was struggling to cope with the untimely death of her elder brother, nephews, and daughter-in-law.

“This has been a devastating loss to us the Jimu and Nyandoro families. We were robbed of breadwinners. I am in pain,” she told NewZimbabwe.com.

Shupikai said her family was finding it difficult to raise adequate resources to fund the quartet’s funerals, which include ferrying corpses from Beitbridge to Chinhoyi, buying coffins, and feeding mourners, among other expenses.

“We are appealing to everyone, all kind-hearted Zimbabweans, willing to assist to come forward so that this heavy burden is lessened and give our loved ones a decent send-off.”

This publication could not immediately establish whether or not all deceased had funeral policies.

A family friend, Boas Marumahoko said he was heartbroken to have lost a long-time friend in Baiton, who was a truck driver in the neighboring country.

Moffat Kuenda, elder brother to Baiton, confirmed if all goes well the deceased will be laid to rest this Friday.

Mourners are gathered at the Jimu residence, while a separate funeral wake for Fadzayi is at her parents’ house also in Brundish.

 

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