A type Alouette III Army Aircraft developed a technical fault and crashed in the Mchakazi area in Gutu yesterday.
The helicopter, a single light engine originating from France, was carrying the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Mr Martin Rushwaya was travelling to Gutu from Harare.
Mr Roy Hove, Acting Provincial Administrator for Masvingo disclosed that the aircraft had experienced some faults while in midair.
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Mr Hove told reporters that the pilot eventually managed to tame the ‘bird’ although some of its wheel and propellers got damaged in the near catastrophic incident.
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Martin Rushwaya is the current deputy chief secretary for Administration and Finance (Accounting Officer) in the Office of the President and Cabinet. He was appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2019. He was co-chairman of the Zimbabwe-Mozambique Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security (JPCDS).... Read More About Martin Rushwaya