BEITBRIDGE- A prominent Beitbridge lawyer Jabulani Mzinyathi intends to sue a female driver of a kombi that ferried Dulibadzimu United FC players and got involved in an accident allegedly because she drove under the influence of alcohol.
Mzinyathi’s particular interest in the case is that his son, Jabulani Bongani Mzinyathi was part of Dulibadzimu United FC players and delegates in the kombi and he was injured during the accident.
Mzinyathi of Garikayi and Company told Two Nations in an interview that Bongani was hurt and traumatized by the accident which happened along Beitbridge-Masvingo Highway recently.
The accident occurred as the team travelled from a football match between Dulibadzimu United FC and Tongogara FC played at Ronney’s Stadium, a few kilometres outside Beitbridge town.
A statement made to the Police says the driver Ruvarashe Tizirai was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. She was dissuaded to stop driving the vehicle because she was not in the right state but she allegedly did not take heed.
She swerved into the right lane in front of an oncoming heavy truck. She however, successfully swerved back to her lane but failed to control the vehicle. The car veered off the road, rolled and landed on its roof.
Bongani sustained a swollen left arm from the accident.
Efforts to get a comment from Tizirayi were futile as her mobile phone was not available.
The matter is expected to be heard at Beitbridge Magistrates Court soon. Some of the victims are yet to give their statements.
Other injured team members are Calisto Moyo (17), Laymen Chekeche (31), Xzevhiya Muleya (29), Simbarashe Mapope (37), Blessing Gatiya, Adelight Mike (19), Munyaradzi Rokie (23), Lloyd Chibhakuza (24) and Fanuel Mufahore (34).https://masvingomirror.com