5 people, two of them police officers, believed to be Highlanders Football Club supporters, died while five others were critically injured in an accident along the Bulawayo-Gwanda Road on Saturday night.
The injured victims are admitted to United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH). The accident occurred at around 8PM at the 20km peg, just before the meandering escarpment popularly referred to as “Danger” when the driver of a Toyota Gaia they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle and crushed into a tree.
The nine passengers and driver were coming from Barbourfields Stadium where Highlanders had played Caps United in the final of the ZNA Commander Charities’ Shield which Highlanders lost 2-3 after a penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw. Speaking to The Chronicle, National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident. A source who spoke to the publication said the vehicle belongs to one Edmore Chinungwa (43) of Spitzkop North in Gwanda. Two of the deceased persons are yet to be identified. Those identified are Const Edmore Mupinga (27) stationed at ZRP Gwanda camps, Sgt Carl Mhaka (33) stationed at Gwanda Rural and Kholwani Ncube (27), a civilian.