Emmanuel Mavazhe (50) and his wife Monica (48) from Nkulumane suburb in Bulawayo died on the spot following a car crash near Shangani on their way from the burial of Johane Masowe eChishanu Vadzidzi VaJesu Church founder Aaron Mhukuta Gomo, popularly known as Mudzidzi Wimbo. The couple was buried at West Park Cemetery.
The couple were passengers in a Toyota Ace alongside four other people when the accident occurred on Sunday evening. They were both accountants with the husband employed by Bulawayo Polytechnic while his wife was the chief auditor in the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing.One of the passengers is admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospitals while the driver and others escaped with minor bruises.
The driver of the vehicle, who declined to be named told The Chronicle that some suspected robbers could have deliberately driven the cattle onto the road to cause the accident and later rob the victims.The driver said:
That is what the haulage truck driver said. He said he saw some people trying to drive a herd of cattle into the road. So in trying to evade the truck, I failed to control the vehicle.