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Beitbridge council driver in fatal accident

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Beitbridge council driver in fatal accident

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Ellen Mlambo
Two Nations Reporter


BEITBRIDGE – A Beitbridge Town Council driver Sibangani Ncube (44) was involved in an accident on Sunday morning as he returned from a business trip in Chivi.
One person that Ncube gave a lift died due to injuries sustained in the accident. The Nissan NP300 had four passengers on board.
Ncube had gone to Chivi to drop a council employee who is ill at his rural home after the parents had asked that he be brought there.
Beitbridge Town Clerk, Loud Ramakgapola confirmed the accident which happened at the 185km peg along Masvingo-Beitbridge Road during a full council meeting on Monday.


Masvingo Police Spokesperson, Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa told Two Nations that the accident happened at around 1am. He urged motorists to avoid speeding.
Tapera Mpofu’s body was taken to Beitbridge mortuary and the other four passengers were injured but are in stable conditions.
The injured passengers are Sheila Ngwenya (50) of Beitbridge Council house who sustained a cut on the forehead, Memory Tekwane (38) who resides at council house and a juvenile aged 10 years who sustained bruises.
The driver was coming from Chivi heading towards Beitbridge and he veered off the road and lost control of the vehicle after he tried to avoid a stray cow. The car overturned once and landed on its roof. It has since been towed to Rutenga Police station.


“We got a request from a parent of one of our employees who has not been well for some time to assist with transport to take him to Chivi. We had arranged that he be transported on Monday but on Saturday, there was pressure from people at the place where he was renting to remove him. We then made an urgent arrangement to take him home.
“I then received communication from the Police that our vehicle was involved in an accident and we visited the scene of accident,” said Ramakgapola.https://masvingomirror.com/

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