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State compensation for Chiredzi accident victims

Beatific
Gumbwanda
CHIREDZI
Government is set to
compensate families of the victims of a horrific road traffic accident which
happened along the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway last week killing six people.
The accident involved a head-on
collision between a Toyota Hiace omnibus and a haulage truck at the 166 kilometre
peg along the highway.
Masvingo’s Provincial Development Coordinator
(PDC), Fungai Mbetsa said government wanted to compensate the Chipungu,
Madzingo, Beta, Zireva and Mazana families to cover the funeral expenses they
incurred.
“Government is assisting the
bereaved families by repaying all their funeral expenses as a form of
condolence,” said Mbetsa.


 The six, Taonga Mazana, Vimbai Beta,
Rueben Madzingo, Enerst and Farai Chipungu and Delight Zireva were going to South
Africa on a business trip when the omnibus they were travelling in collided
with the South Africa-registered haulage truck at a bridge.
Basing on the skid marks, the haulage
truck is said to have encroached into the lane of the omnibus, collided with it
and dragged it for a about 50 metres off the road.
The Chiredzi community showed their
solidarity by joining hands to mourn the six victims while others contributed
more than $6 000 towards the funeral expenses.
Chiredzi West Member of Parliament (MP)
Farai Musikavanhu provided a three-ton truck to ferry the bodies from Neshuro
Hospital to Chiredzi.
“I have since consulted Resident
Minister Chadzamira requesting for State support and he directed me to Mr
Mbetsa, the PDC who said a position had been taken to avail State support for
the grieving families,” said Musikavanhu.

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