Vumba plane crash victims identified

The bodies of the six people who died in a plane in Vumba yesterday morning have been identified by family members and workmates from Green Motor Services (GMS) and Cornelder de Mozambique who came to Mutare Provincial Hospital.


A Zimbabwean national Mr Banele Sibanda, who was finance director of Cornelder de Mozambique, a sister company for GMS based in Mutare was among the six people that were killed. The other directors of Cornelder de Mozambique namely Adelino Mequito (managing director), Isaic Noor (administration and finance director), Jorge Ucucho (chief legal council), pilot and co-pilot who were father and son, Rui Perreira and Luis Barroso also perished in the crash.

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Meanwhile, the repatriation process of the bodies of five Mozambican nationals is underway. The pilot and co-pilot are expected to be buried in Maputo while the three others are to be buried in Beira and the body of the late Mr Sibanda has since been taken to Harare.

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Vumba plane crash victims identified