Accident victim sues bus company for $86 000

Florence Moyo, has filed an $86 000 lawsuit against Mzansi Express, after she got injured in a crash that occurred along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road in 2014. She claims she sustained multiple injuries when the bus driver, Isaac Mathanti Ncube, lost control of the vehicle, which eventually overturned and injured her on February 25, 2014.


The matter has been set to be heard on March 7 by Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Nokuthula Moyo. In her summons, Moyo submitted that $6 000 was for special damages and $80 000 as general damages. Moyo said the accident was due to negligence of the company through failure to service the bus so as to keep it roadworthy. She said she sustained injuries, which included loss of teeth, a double fracture on her right ankle, fractured ribs and damages to her spinal code. She said she is currently receiving physiotherapy and will continue to do so.

The claim is calculated as follows, estimated future expenses $4 000, special damages consisting of cost or damaged items being lost cash in the sum of 12 150 rands, spectacles $300, cellphone $500, bus ticket $22, general damages as a result of pain and suffering, loss of amenities of life and permanent disfigurement $80 000.

More: NewsDay


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