In a bizarre incident, a truck loaded with steel bars rammed into a police roadblock near Kwekwe and injured seven people including a police officer. The injured officer was among the police details who were manning the roadblock.
The truck’s brakes are said to have failed which resulted in a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle. Several vehicles that had been stopped by the police were also extensively damaged.
The Deputy Officer Commanding Kwekwe District superintendent Kingston Mushawembiri confirmed the incident. He further revealed that the injured were taken to Kwekwe District Hospital.
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On December 21 at around 2:35 PM, Luckmore Mbofana was driving a 7- tonne truck along the Harare –Bulawayo highway towards Kwekwe.
Upon approaching the 216-kilometre peg where there was a police roadblock, Mbofana whose truck was carrying steel bars, failed to stop the vehicle after its brakes failed.
… Constable Tonderai Dapira who was manning the roadblock was hit by drums and he sustained injuries on his left leg and bruises all over the body. He is admitted to Kwekwe Hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.