Monday 16 November 2020

3 Gweru City Council Employees From The Clamping Department Die On Duty In An Accident.


This year’s festive season has brought along with it a series of unfortunate road accidents with the latest being a fatal accident in the midlands city of Gweru that claimed the lives of three council employees.

According to State Media reports the three employees died on the spot when their car burst a tyre veered off the road overturned and plunged into some trees.

The deceased have since been identified as brothers Hosiah and Lewis Rufasha and Sydney Mbewe and were municipal police officers in the council’s clamping department.

Confirming the accident, National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the accident occurred on Friday around 1 PM at the 98km peg along the Harare-Masvingo road.

 “I can confirm that there was a fatal road accident which occurred at the 98km peg along Harare- Masvingo road. A vehicle with three occupants on approaching the kilometre peg veered off the road and hit a tree after one of its tyres burst. The driver lost control of the vehicle. The driver and the two other occupants died on the spot,” he said.

The trio met their demise during a routine City council task were they had gone to repossess a Toyota D4D Double Cab vehicle that was in the possession of former director of engineering services Engineer Robson Manatsa.

Gweru City council spokesperson Ms Vimbai Chingwaramuse confirmed that the trio was on duty on their way to Harare to repossess a council vehicle:

“I can confirm the untimely passing of three of our municipal police officers who died in a road traffic accident around the Featherstone area along Harare-Chivhu road. They were on their way to Harare to tow back a council vehicle when the accident happened. We are still in a state of shock. We just heard that they had been involved in a road traffic accident and details are still sketchy, she said.”

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