In a recent press statement, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has released an update on the fatal road traffic accident that occurred on the Binga-Siabuwa Road, near Masumu Bridge, Samende area.
The accident, which took place on 16th July 2023 at the five-kilometer peg, resulted in the tragic loss of five lives and left twenty-four passengers injured.
The bodies of the victims have been transported to the Binga District Hospital mortuary for post-mortem examinations. Meanwhile, the injured passengers are receiving medical treatment at the same hospital.
The ZRP emphasizes the importance of drivers exercising extreme caution on the country’s roads and adhering to stipulated speed limits.
Additionally, operators of public service vehicles are urged to ensure that their vehicles do not exceed the stipulated load capacity, as this is crucial for the safety of all individuals on the roads.
In a statement, the ZRP said:
The Zimbabwe Republic Police announces the names of the five victims who were killed in a fatal road traffic accident which occurred on 16th July 2023 at the five kilometre peg along Binga-Siabuwa Road, near Masumu Bridge, Samende area. Twenty four (24) other passengers were injured.
The five (5) victims have been identified by their next of kin as listed:-
Peter Pendas Munsaka (36), a male adult of Magobo Village, Siabuwa, Binga, Shadreck
Munkuli (37), a male adult of Siachiyanze 4 Village, Sinampande, Binga,
Rosemary Mwinde (43), a female adult,
Kinizi Munsaka (3), a female juvenile of Kaningo Village, Sinampande , Siabuwa,
Maria Mudenda (61), a female adult of Mukovela Village, Nagangala area, Siabuwa, Binga.
The bodies of the victims were taken to Binga District Hospital mortuary for post-mortem whilst the injured are admitted at the same hospital.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police reiterates that drivers should exercise extreme caution on the country, roads and adhere to stipulated speed limits.
Above all, operators should ensure that public service vehicles do not exceed their stipulated load capacity to safeguard fives on the roads.