Nyanga kombi accident victims named

Nyanga kombi accident victims named
Published: 28 March 2012 (2703 Views)
POLICE in Nyanga have named 14 of the 18 members of the Johanne Maso-we Wechishanu Jerusarema Sect who perished in the Nyanga road accident on Sunday.

Those identified were the kombi driver, Akiel Mazanhi, Laiza Chikumba and Godfrey Midzi.

The three later died at the Mutare Provincial Hospital on Sunday night and Monday morning respectively after being transferred from Regina Coeli Mission Hospital.

The others are, Philda Dzinorewa (52) of Village 4, Nyamahuru Resettlement Area, Masvingo; Jessica Tangirai (40) of Matungwari Village, Headman Masunda, Chivi; Fearlord Nhapata (1) of Matungwari Village; Lindsern Makono (1) of Matungwari Village; Febbie Mafira of Tandi Village, Chivi; Isheanesu Makotose of Village 16B, Mushandike, Chief Charumbira, Masvingo; Sophia Chiwire of Village 16B; Moleen Chiokoyo of Madhaki Village, Chivi; Enisia Mutomba (43) of Madhaki Village, Chivi; Jere Chinodyenyama (74) of House Number 534, Glen Norah A, Harare and a man only identified as Mapfumo of Matungwari Village, Chivi.

Acting Manicaland provincial administrator, Mr Cosmas Chiringa, said most of the bodies were taken to Masvingo for burial yesterday.

Those admitted at Mutare Provincial Hospital were said to be in serious condition.

The accident happened around 12.30am at the same spot of the Nyanga Bus disaster that killed 84 pupils and five teachers from Regina Coeli High School in August 1991.

Police said Mazanhi, who was driving a Toyota Rosa kombi with 44 passengers on board, lost control of the vehicle resulting in it veering off the road. The kombi rammed into a stone embankment on the extreme side of the road.

- Byo24News

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