Zimbabwe Mourns 26 Lives Lost in Recent Road Traffic Crashes

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Zimbabwe Mourns 26 Lives Lost in Recent Road Traffic Crashes


Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa


The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development has released a statement expressing deep sorrow over the recent spate of road traffic crashes in Zimbabwe, which has claimed the lives of 26 people and injured 56 others in the past two weeks. The crashes occurred in various locations across the country, including Melfort, Mutoko, Esigodini, Rusape, and Mazowe.


The statement highlights the devastating impact of these crashes on families and the nation as a whole. It calls upon all citizens to commiserate with the bereaved families and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. The Ministry emphasizes the need to prevent further tragedies and urges all stakeholders in the road traffic ecosystem, including motorists, operators, and passengers, to be vigilant against road traffic violations, particularly speeding and the use of unroadworthy vehicles.


The Ministry also emphasizes the importance of self-regulation and compliance with a standard code of conduct for road safety. It rallies all traffic law enforcement agencies, road traffic safety actors, motorists, and road users to collaborate against road fatalities and to make rational decisions regarding travel choices. The statement highlights the role of individual behavior and attitudes in creating a safer road traffic environment.


The Ministry assures the nation that the Second Republic is committed to improving road safety through the formulation of robust legal, policy, and administrative mechanisms. It reiterates its commitment to ensuring compliance with the legal framework and urges all stakeholders to play their part in achieving this goal.


The statement concludes with a call to action, urging all citizens to work together to create a safer road traffic environment for everyone.