The security company, Safeguard whose cash-in-transit vehicle was involved in a fatal accident near Lupane has thanked Mr. Mlondolozi Mpofu who retrieved US$100 000 and three pistols from the accident scene and handed them to the company.
Mpofu who was driving to Hwange was the first person at the scene on Wednesday last week and not on Saturday as earlier reported. He retrieved the money and three pistols and rushed one of the injured guards to hospital.
He handed over the firearms to the police and the money to the security company’s officials. Resultantly, Safeguard Security Bulawayo managing director, Mr. Warren King, thanked Mr. Mpofu for the assistance he rendered. In a statement, King said:
We would like to thank Mr. Mlondolozi Mpofu, who witnessed the accident, for assisting our crew while the ambulance and a Safeguard relief vehicle were on their way. Mr Mpofu kindly transported one of the crew members to St Luke’s Hospital in Lupane where he was treated and discharged. The other crew member was taken by ambulance, together with the body of the deceased crew member, to the United Bulawayo Hospitals where he too was treated and discharged.
King also said that Safeguard management and staff convey their deepest condolences to the family of the crewman who passed away. He also revealed that the crew commander and driver of the Safeguard truck that was involved in the accident suffered only minor injuries.
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