Govt to investigate Tsholotsho Jimila accident

Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa said Government has ordered a full investigation into the cause of the accident that killed 21 health workers in Tsholotsho last Saturday. He said this after visiting the hospitalised patients at Mpilo Central Hospital and United Bulawayo Hospitals on Friday.

Said Parirenyatwa:

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We are told that there were arguments with the driver which is why we have ordered a full enquiry into exactly what happened. We heard he would travel at 20km, at one stage 10km per hour and then suddenly speed up. So we need to go into those details and I am glad that the province has instituted this particular inquiry to see exactly what happened so that it teaches us for the future. We are very disheartened by this tragic incident.

More: Chronicle

David ParirenyatwaTsholotshoBulawayo

David Parirenyatwa is a medical practitioner and the former Minister of Health and Child Welfare. He is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. In September 2018 Parirenyatwa was arrested over allegations of criminal abuse of office and was... Read More About David Parirenyatwa

Tsholotsho village (formerly Tjolotjo) is in a district in Matebeleland North Province. It is 65km NW of Nyamandhlovu. The name means "the herd of the elephant". Read More About Tsholotsho

Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city and it is 439km from the capital, Harare, 111 km from the Botswana border, and on the line of rail via Victoria Falls to Zambia and the copperbelt. Its location was the home of the last Matabele (Ndebele) king,... Read More About Bulawayo

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