President Mnangagwa mourns ZANU-PF accident victims

by | Mar 29, 2023 | Local News, Opinions | 0 comments

President Mnangagwa mourns ZANU-PF accident victims


Mako Jerera


HARARE– President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday conveyed a message of condolence to families of the six Zanu PF members who died in a road traffic accident in Buhera, Manicaland province last Saturday.


The death toll also claimed seventeen others in injuries when the truck they were travelling in was involved in a head-on collision on Saturday night.


The Party members were returning home after taking part in Zanu PF primary elections held the same day.


In his condolence message, President Mnangagwa said the government was working to fix the country’s roads which were in a deplorable state.


“I learnt with deep shock and sorrow of the passing on of six Zanu PF members in a fatal traffic accident along the Murambinda- Birchenough Bridge Road last Saturday. Seventeen other cadres were seriously injured in the same accident that struck at a time when our Party was conducting primary elections towards the 2023 Harmonized General Elections.


“Most of our roads are presently in a bad state following the heavy rains that we received this year. As we work to restore and improve our road infrastructure, including the Murambinda -Birchenough Road which has remained outstanding for too long, I implore road users to exercise extreme care and caution in the meantime,” he said.


President Mnangagwa said the six victims would have State assisted burials.


“I have directed Government to render State assistance to the bereaved families, some of whom have lost more than one member,” he said.


“On behalf of the Nation, the Party Zanu PF, Government, my family, and indeed on my behalf, I wish to express my deepest, heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. In the same spirit, I wish a speedy recovery to all those who sustained injuries from the unfortunate incident.”


The ruling Zanu PF party was on Saturday conducting primary elections throughout the country to choose candidates who will represent it in general elections to be held this year.