At least seven people are reported to have died after two buses from the Jarax Bus Company sideswiped in Chivhu in the early hours of Thursday. The buses were plying the Harare-Masvingo route. In a statement, ZRP national police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said,
The one from Harare had 57 passengers on board while the other from Masvingo had eleven. On approaching the 98km peg, the driver of the bus from Masvingo encroached into the lane of the oncoming bus and the two buses sideswiped.
The bus from Masvingo veered off the road, overturned before it landed on its right side. The one from Harare also veered off the road to the left, overturned and landed on its wheels and as a result, seven people died and their bodies were taken to Chivhu General Hospital Mortuary.