Speeding kombi kills grade 5 pupil at zebra crossing

Natasha Tshuma, a grade five pupil at Gampu Primary School in Bulawayo died yesterday after being struck by a speeding commuter omnibus. Natasha was being helped to cross the road when she was struck down at a designated pedestrian crossing (Zebra crossing). Bongani Sibanda, the man who was helping her to cross the road was critically injured after being hit by the same kombi. Sibanda is a conductor from the omnibus Natasha had disembarked from.

Mr Enock Bako, the driver of the kombi from which Natasha disembarked, said:

I had asked Bongani to accompany the child at the zebra crossing when the two were hit on the inner lane. The kombi was speeding and it suddenly hit Bongani on the arm and ribs while the child was dragged for about five metres towards where I had parked my kombi.

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